Maureen Were has a PhD in economics with a wide experience in economic research and policy, macroeconomic modelling, monetary policy and gender analysis. She has worked at the Central of Bank, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, and taught at Egerton University and the Kenya School of Monetary studies.
In 2013 she competitively won a one-year Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship award tenable at the World Trade Organization in Geneva. She has written various policy papers and published in refereed journals. Her research interests include macroeconomy, economic modelling and policy analysis, gender and development economics.