His Excellency Eng. Alex Tolgos is an astute leader with an entrepreneurship and engineering background. He aims to better the livelihoods of the Kenyan people through implementation of sustainable development projects. His areas of interest include affordable healthcare services, infrastructure improvement, promotion of education, agribusiness and irrigation development, sports and culture development, technology empowerment, entrepreneurship promotion and markets development as well as youth empowerment.

Governor Tolgos is a holder of B.Sc Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi. He also has CPA qualifications. His an alumni of St Patrick’s High School, Iten.

Prior to assuming office as Governor Elgeyo Marakwet, he has served in various managerial positions. They include Kenol / Kobil where he was Assistant Operations Manager-Mombasa and later Depot Inventory Manager-Eldoret. Tolgos also served as Kobcom Petroleum as Operations and Marketing Director. He has also undertaken professional training at the East African Portland Cement, Kenya Railways (Now Rift Valley Railways).

He was elected the first Governor of Elgeyo Marakwet County on March 4th 2013 and was again re-elected on August 8th 2017 to serve for a second term as Governor.