MESHACK KIPKORIR MALAKWEN holds a Master Degree in Business Administration, Strategic management from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
Malakwen also holds a Bachelers Degree in Agricultural Education and Extension from Egerton University and holds a Diplomer in Management
He began his academic life at St. Joseph’s High, Kitale and Koyo Primary School.
Malakwen has worked in the Tea industry as a Senior Manager for a period of 18 years at Eastern Produce LTD EPK, Tea Board of Kenya and Koisagat Tea Company LTD where he carried tea management practices to achieve optimum production and market, made collaborative approach with stakeholders to ensure crop production reached highest quality to meet the competitive market demands.
He also prepared the Annual Budget, ensured all operations work within the budget and liased with Tea Research Foundation of Kenya on the new technological approaches to improve the tea yield and quality.
As one of the best achievements, Malakwen worked as a Coordinator, Agricultural Intervention in the fight against HIV/AIDS project by Eastern Produce (K) Ltd. and National AIDS Control Council (NACC).
In community mobilization, he carried out agricultural field days for farmers on establishment of self-sustaining communities in food security and social economic development.
Malakwen was part of the team of Sireet Tea company that received the President’s Commendation for being the best Tea Company in 2009 having been the leading tax payer.