Mary Kimotho M'Mukindia is a Programme Officer within the Transport Unit of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. Mary is responsible for the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) programmes in the Middle East and West Asia and she assists with the development and implementation of PCFV action plans and policies. Mary is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Since joining UNEP in November 2007, Mary has developed and implemented cleaner fuel and vehicle programmes at the regional, sub regional and national levels in the Middle East and West Asia through the UNEP-based global Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles. She works with regional ministerial forums, national and local governments, industry groups, NGO and technical experts to address local and global emissions from road transport by initiating and improving standards for fuel quality and road vehicles and transfer of fuel production and vehicle emission technologies already used in other countries to lower vehicle emissions.
In addition, she is currently the focal point for UNEPs participation in the Informal group on Fuel Quality established by WP 29 under its subsidiary Working Party on Pollution and Energy (GRPE). WP 29 is the World Forum for Harmonization of vehicle regulations (WP 29) based at the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva.
Before joining UNEP, Mary worked at the National Oil Corporation of Kenya where she was the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director. Prior to that, Mary worked both as General Manager of the Petroleum Institute of East Africa where she was a founding member, and at ExxonMobil in senior management. Most notably, she contributed to the Energy Policy, The Energy Act, the Maritime Acts Review Task Force, the Integrated Transport Policy Taskforce, and various energy and transport related studies. She was decorated for distinguished service to her country in 2007 with the order of the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS).
Mary, a Business graduate of the University of Nairobi is a proud mother to two children - a son Mwenda, and daughter Mukami.