We applied a multiple kernel learning (MKL) method based on information-theoretic optimization to speaker recognition. Most of the kernel methods applied to speaker recognition systems require a suitable kernel function and its parameters to be determined for a given data set. In contrast, MKL eliminates the need for strict determination of the kernel function and parameters by using a convex combination of element kernels. In the present paper, we describe an MKL algorithm based on conditional entropy minimization (MCEM). We experimentally verified the effectiveness of MCEM for speaker classification; this method reduced the speaker error rate as compared to conventional methods.