Mr. Helema Huka is a trained Economist from the university of Nairobi and a member of Economist Society of Kenya. He has over Fifteen (15) years of Public Service professional experience in Financial Management, Project Planning and Management, having worked with the World Bank under Debt Management Practitioners’ Program (Global Secondment Program) based in Washington DC, USA.
Mr. Huka holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi and currently pursuing Masters in Economics from the same University. He has trained in Financial Management, Leadership and Management (KSG), Public Investments Management & Cost Benefit Analysis (World Bank, IMF), Public Debt Management (World Bank, IMF & Mefmi), Financial Programming and Policy, Project Finance, Investment & Risk analysis (IMF/ WB& Mefmi) and PPP Project Finance and Fiscal risk (IP3, Washington).
Currently Mr. Huka is the Principal Economist and Assistant Director deployed at the Public Debt Management Directorate of the National Treasury. Previously, he worked as a programme Economist under Economic Empowerment Program, a joint program under World Bank and Government of Kenya domiciled at Social and Governance (Sectoral Planning), State Department of Planning.
Under the Global Secondment Program, Mr. Huka has worked with the World Bank as a Debt Specialist in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Department at the World Bank Group.
Previously, he worked with the National Government Constituency Development Fund a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency under The National Treasury and Planning as an Officer of the Board- Fund Manager in Laisamis Constituency. He also worked with State Department of Planning as a District Development Officer DDO/Senior Economist, Marsabit North.
Mr. Huka is a member of various Taskforces and Committees such as Inter- Agency Technical Taskforce on Financial Sector Macro Prudential Policy, National Treasury Cash Management Technical Committee and M-Akiba Bond Implementation Taskforce. He therefore brings a vast experience in Public Financial Management, Project Planning and Management to the NWHSA Board where he is a member of the Finance, Strategy, Technical and Business Development, and Governance, Risk and Audit Board Committees.