The Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) was established in 1990, by the EPZ Act CAP 517, Laws of Kenya. The Authority’s mandate is to promote and facilitate export oriented investments and to develop an enabling environment for such investments. The EPZ Authority is a State Corporation, under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
The Authority's general direction is provided by a Board comprising 15 members appointed from both the private and public sectors. The Board is headed by a Chairman appointed by the President.