Dr. Chris Kiptoo, CBS is the Principal Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. Prior to this, Dr. Kiptoo was the immediate Principal Secretary, State Department for Trade in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, a docket he held since 2015. Dr. Kiptoo holds several qualifications including a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in International Macroeconomics Finance Specialization – from the University of Nairobi. He is also an Accredited Fellow of the Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute of Eastern & Southern Africa (MEFMI), in the field of macroeconomic management. Dr. Kiptoo is a self-motivated and seasoned economist with strong analytical and interpersonal skills and demonstrable managerial and leadership experiences. Dr. Kiptoo has a passion for environmental conservation. He has been leading the efforts to rehabilitate and conserve the Kaptagat Forest ecosystem, and other forests in Kenya, through planting of trees in line with the national goals of increasing Kenya’s forest cover to above 10%.