According to the board’s Chairman James Mwangi, they have embarked on an internationally advertised competitive search for a Kenyan to fill the slot.
“One of the biggest requirements that we have enhanced is getting somebody who will be able to create the global networks that will be required. This is because Vision 2030 is now in the global phase,” Mwangi said.
He says the board has not only placed advertisements for the position in local newspapers but also on various websites both local and international.
He says after the end of the process, the board will recommend three names to President Uhuru Kenyatta for appointment.
“The board does the whole process and we hope that within three months we will have a new Director General,” he said.
The position is currently being held by Gituro Wainaina in an acting capacity since October last year after Mugo Kibati’s four-year term expired.
Mwangi who is also the Equity Bank CEO was speaking on Wednesday during a media briefing on the progress of the Konza Techno City which is one of major project under Vision 2030.
Since its ground breaking in January last year, 342 investors have made formal applications to put up their ventures at the envisaged city with 228 being local firms.
“The level of interest by investors remains very high. They continue to ask, when, when and when. I have no doubt that the 300 plus people on the list are very ready to come to Konza when we press that particular button,” Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) chairman John Ngumi noted.
“We as the Vision 2030 board are aware that 42 global companies have relocated their Africa headquarters from Johannesburg, South Africa to Nairobi. And when you look keenly, they are all on standby as they wait for phase two of developing Konza City,” Mwangi added.
KoTDA has already kicked off a cadastral survey at the Konza City land which will be undertaken by the University of Nairobi Enterprise Service.