Mr. Mwangi is the Director General of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), a position he has held since 2012. The Director General KNBS is in charge of designing strategies to enhance data quality across the National Statistical System, and provision of official statistics for evidence-based decision making in the country.
He is also the chair of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), the apex decision making body for international statistical activities, including; setting statistical standards; concepts and methods; and their implementation at national and international level. He was appointed to serve in this position for a period of two years during the 49th session of the UNSC meeting held in New York in 2017, after serving as a Vice Chair.
Mr. Zachary Mwangi holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Economic Policy Management from Makerere University, Uganda, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics, First Class Honors, from the University of Nairobi.
He has professional qualifications and exposure acquired locally and internationally in the following areas: Statistical Development; Macroeconomic analysis and modelling, Regional Integration; Project Management; Public Expenditure Management; Risk Management; among others.
As part of his day-to-day assignment, Mr. Mwangi has spearheaded the implementation of several surveys and censuses. He also coordinates preparation of various publications, including: annual Economic Survey reports: annual Statistical Abstract reports: quarterly Gross Domestic Product and Balance of Payments reports; and other socio-economic reports.