Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary Basic Education, Ministry of Education was born 1967. He has held several senior positions in the public sector including Coffee Development Fund and Higher Education Loans Board. He is a Council Member at Mt. Kenya University; the Co-operative University College; Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade, (FAST) and the Advisory Council for Coffee Initiative. He is a Government Delegate at the International Coffee Organization (ICO). He chairs the Operations Committee, Association of African Higher Education Financing Agencies (AAHEFA)
Dr. Kipsang holds a PhD degree in Education (Educational Administration and Planning), from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He has a Masters of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Education (Business and Economics) both from the University of Nairobi. He has had extensive professional training and commands numerous exposure to local and international conferences including prestigious institutions such as the London School of Economics (LSE) in the UK, Harvard University in the USA, State University of New York in the USA, among other institutions in Kenya, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Thailand. He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and also; a member, Institute of Directors of Kenya. Dr. Kipsang has authored highly competent academic and research papers in the areas of Higher Education Financing and Planning.