Prof. M. Mwinyihija, PhD, DSc, D.Phil., D.Mngt.,FSB, FCIWEM., FCMI, HSC, CMgr., CSci., CEnv., CBiol., C.WEM.
Dr. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija received his PhD in Environmental Science (Ecotoxicology and remediation of tanning industry effluents) University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Later undertook a Post-Doc leading to DSc (Waste management of leather processing) at the Atlantic University, USA. To enrich his leadership and managerial skills he pursued a doctorate degree in management which lead to D.Mngt. from SMC-University, Switzerland with a dissertation ‘Conceptualization of opportunity management towards value addition strategy for the leather sector in Kenya’. He also been awarded D.Phil. award in Management from UCN-Nicaragua. Currently, he is pursuing an advanced Post-Doc research at UGSM-Monarch University, Switzerland titled ‘Value creation in Kenya: An evaluation of sustainable development policies of the leather sector’.
He has in the past being an adjunct lecturer at Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya & moderator of exams in Nairobi University and doctoral examiner at University of Madras. Currently hes is also Professor of Management at Euclid University and Faculty at University of the People, USA.
In addition, to the ascribed qualification he holds Chartered Fellowship with professional institutions of high esteem e.g. Council of Science, Institute of Biology (UK), Chartered Institute of Water and Environment, Society of the environmental, Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science and Chartered Management Institute (under review). He has published several papers, books and a reviewer, in various prestigious peer reviewed journals. He is well traveled and attends several international fora such as the International Council of Tanners, British Society of Soil Science, Institute of Biology, United Nations forum on climate change, Institute of environmental audit and management etc. He maintains a strong research passion in areas of value creation, opportunity management and environmental management of the leather subsector in the realms of focused socio-economic development at Global stage.
He is presently the Executive Director of COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute a regional organization mandated and chartered to spear head the development of the leather sector in nineteen countries in Africa. Previously, served as the Chief Executive of the Leather development Council, Kenya with similar mandate but at national level. His continued professional engagements has resulted to providing leadership also to the development of the leather sector at other national, regional and global platform. For example, served as a panellist and technical project team leader (Ostrich and Crocodile skis standards development) of the International standards organization, Scientific Conference committee member of IULTCS World leather congress and of Ege University, Izmir Turkey. Recently appointed as the World Certification Institute Ambassador-with special focus to enhance Skills and Curriculum recognition in Africa. In addition he has continued playing an active role in dissemination of science in various specialized and general public platforms with an aim of ensuring sustainable development and change management in Africa and the world at large in leather sectoral activities.