Dr. Macdonald George Obudho, PhD, EBS, MBS

Top Management
Macdonald George Obudho

Dr. Macdonald George Obudho serves as the Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, where he has dedicated his career to promoting excellence in the development and production of high-quality official statistics in Kenya. With a wealth of experience in top management roles spanning over seventeen years, he has led various technical teams in conducting population and housing censuses, registration and profiling of farmers, and designing and executing numerous sample surveys.

Dr. Obudho is a respected authority in the field of statistics, playing a key role in the development and implementation of statistical methods and standards, statistics policies, laws, and production, as well as the dissemination and utilization of statistical data. His leadership as Director of Population and Social Statistics was instrumental in overseeing the successful execution of the first digital census during the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of statistics and his innovative approach to data collection, he has been honored with two State Commendation Awards: Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS) in 2023 and Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2019. He is a registered member of the Kenya National Statistical Society. Macdonald holds a PhD degree in Applied Statistics, a Master of Science degree in Statistics, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, all from the esteemed Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

He has a number of certificates under his name that arise from short courses, workshops and seminars attended both locally and internationally.

Dr. Obudho serves as a Board Director of Tourism Research Institute, Hazina SACCO, among other boards.