Dr. Eliud K. Kireger (Director General, KALRO)
Dr. Eliud Kiplimo Kireger is the Director General/CEO of KALRO. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Managing Director/CEO of the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya.
Dr Kireger attained his PhD in Plant Eco-physiology from the University of Wales, (UK), MSc in Genetics and Tree breeding from University of Toronto (Canada) and a BSc in Forestry from Moi University (Kenya). He has trained in Conflict Management and Resolution, Strategic Leadership, Company Directorship and Change Management among others. He was an Appointed Member of the board of management of Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) where he chaired the Audit committee. He served as Senior Lecturer and Dean School of Natural Resources and Environmental Management at Kabianga University College, a Constituent College of Moi University. He has mentored many young scientists and supervised many graduate research projects at BSc, MSc and PhD levels at both Moi University and Kabianga University College. Previously, he also worked with Kenya Forestry Research Institute as Research officer and Deputy Project Manager at the Japan International Corporation Agency Social Forestry Training Project in Kitui.
Dr Kireger received a Australian International Development Agency award to train for a Certificate in Change Management Projects for Poverty Reduction through Action Learning and Research Methodology at the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 2007; Association of Commonwealth Universities, Doctoral Research Fellowship, at the University of Wales (UK) in 1999; International Centre for Research in Agroforestry award for training in Agroforestry Research, Nairobi, Kenya in 1995; International Development Research Centre, Research Fellowship towards M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto, Canada in 1989; Japan International Cooperation Agency, for training in Social Forestry Management at Kanto Forest Tree Breeding Station (Japan) in 1988.
Dr Kireger has published widely in refereed journals, book chapters, books, conference/workshop papers, working documents, and many others. He is a member of the African Forest Forum, Kenya Forestry Society, the Agricultural Society of Kenya and the Ecological Society of Eastern Africa. He has also served as a reviewer for several journals.