Gerald Ajumbo is a Trade Expert at the AfDB. He previously worked at the East African Community (EAC), where his tasks included trade policy analysis, trade and regional negotiations and management, and mobilization of resources. While at the EAC, he led the EAC-EU-EPA, the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA and the Trade and Investment Agreement negotiations. Before joining the EAC, he served as a deputy chief economist in Kenya’s Treasury, where his areas of experience included macroeconomic policy analysis (fiscal, monetary, econometrics), fiscal management, private sector development, industrial trade policy, and regional integration issues. He is a graduate of universities of Nairobi, Japan and Cape Town.