Joseph Mucheru, EGH, is the current Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.
He is a former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead based in the Google Nairobi office. He was Google's first Sub-Saharan Africa employee and was key to setting up of Google’s presence in Africa from 2007. Before joining Google he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999, to provide affordable Internet connectivity for the rapidly growing middle class in East Africa. He held various roles at the company including Chief Technology Officer and Chief Executive Officer.
He attended the Stanford Executive Programme from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2008. He holds a (B Sc. (Joint Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London. In recognition of his distinguished services rendered to the Nation, he was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in December 2010 by the former President of the Republic of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki. He was later awarded the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) in December 2016 by the current President of Kenya His Excellency, Uhuru Kenyatta. He is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast and the East African Business Summit.
He joins us this week to speak on his journey to public service and his thoughts on cryptocurrency.
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