Mr. Kariuki was appointed Director – General of the Competition Authority of Kenya on 9th January, 2013. His main interests are in competition regulation and also the economics of institutional development. In addition, he has been focusing on the impact of budget constraints on agency investigative processes and HR policy. He is well known for his advocacy initiatives, nationally in Kenya and internationally, geared towards entrenching competition in various sectors of the economy and boosting regional trade. Mr. Kariuki is a founding member and the current chairman of the African Competition Forum – a network of African competition authorities which seeks to promote the adoption of competition principles in the implementation of national and regional economic policies of African countries.
He holds an MS in Economic Regulation and Competition from City University - London and a BA in Economics & Business Studies from Kenyatta University.