Mr. Joe Mucheru,EGH, was appointed Cabinet Secretary by His Exellency the President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2015. He was formerly the Google “Sub-Saharan Africa ambassador” as well as Google Country Manager Kenya, based in Nairobi. He joined Google in June 2007 where he lead the delivery of strategy, business planning and operations. Before joining Google, he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999. He held various roles at the company including Strategy & Business Director and CEO. He studied at London’s City University and also attended Stanford University’s Executive Program in 2008.
Mr. Jerome Okoth Ochieng is the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology in charge of State Department of ICT and Innovation. He is the Principal Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya.
He serves as a Director to the Board of Telkom Kenya Limited (TKL), Information Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA), Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA), The East African Marine System Limited (TEAMS) and Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat.
Prior to joining the Ministry of ICT, Mr. Ochieng was the Director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the National Treasury, with over 17 years work experience rising within the ranks to the position of Asst. Director ICT in the Department of Government Information Technology Services (GITS). In addition, he served as ICT Manager at Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) for over 6 years where he gained useful knowledge in ICT sector.
Having participated in a number of CIO East Africa forums, Mr. Ochieng holds a Masters’ Degree in Information Engineering from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, and a registered fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya and a Licentiate Member of Institute of Management Information System (IMIS), UK.
Lastly Mr. Jerome Ochieng is a Father of adoring Son and a lovely Daughter.
Prior to her appointment as Principal Secretary, State Department of Broadcasting & Telecommunication, Fatuma M. Hirsi CBS (Mrs) was the Principal Secretary for the State Department of Tourism. Mrs. Mohamed had also served as an international Civil Servant working for the Universal Postal Union, a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an impartial international organization within which Governments and the private sector could advance the operation and development of Postal services.
Mrs. Mohamed has previous experience in various business sectors including former Kenya Posts and Telecommunication Corporation, the Communications Commission of Kenya now Communications Authority; Kencell Communications Ltd, currently, Airtel Kenya Ltd, Nation Media Group and the Gulf African Bank.
Fatuma has wide experience in strategic implementation and governance of business through marketing, public relations, communications, community and stakeholder relation building, Corporate Social Responsibility and media engagement.
While at the Tourism Ministry, Fatuma, steered the tourism sector to become the second highest foreign exchange earner in the country with a growth rate of about 17% in both arrivals and revenue receipts. This achievement earned her global recognition as 2018 Woman Achiever in the promotion of tourism by the Institute of South Asian Women (ISAW) at the annual International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Germany.
Fatuma holds an MBA in strategy and marketing, a BA (Hons) in languages and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations. She is currently a PhD student in Communications Studies. Fatuma is multilingual and speaks English, French, Kiswahili, Somali and basic Arabic.
Fatuma has been recognized for her leadership and honoured with a Fellow and Lifetime Achievement award from the Public Relations Society of Kenya which she served as Chairman from 2002 to 20o7. She has also been awarded by the President of the Republic of Kenya with an Order of Chief of the order of the Burning Spear (CBS).
Mr. John Sergon, EBS, has been appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority effective 22nd March, 2018.
Until his appointment, he was the Director of ICT at the Ministry of ICT in the State Department of ICT & Innovation, overseeing the numerous high value ICT projects under the Ministry. Before then, he was the Ag. ICT Secretary, Directorate of e-Government and Director ICT at the Directorate of e-Government, in the Office of the President.
In addition, John has a wealth of experience in the security sector where he was the Director ICT in the National Security Intelligence Service from 1999 to 2008, a post he held until he was transferred to the Directorate of e-Government.
John holds a Business Administration Bachelors degree from the University of Columbia, USA and MSC, Information Systems Management from the Bowie State University.
Mr. Sergon brings to the ICT Authority over 24 years’ experience in public service, mainly in the ICT and security sectors. He is married and has three sons.