Ruth Kagia is currently Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the President of Kenya. Prior to this, Ms. Kagia worked at the World Bank for some 20 years during which she held various positions including as World Bank Country Director for Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho as well as Mauritius and Madagascar). Before this, Ms. Kagia was the World Bank’s Education Sector Director, 2002- 2008. Before joining the World Bank, Ms. Kagia worked with the Kenya Government in teaching, management and research.
Ms. Kagia holds degrees from the University of Nairobi and the Harvard graduate school of education. In addition, she holds several professional development qualifications including the Executive Development Program from Harvard University and a Certificate of Education Measurement from Princeton.