Hon Joseph Mucheru, E.G.H is the current Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology having been appointed to the position in December 2015.
Hon Mucheru was the Head of the East Africa Google Office and the Google Ambassador for Sub-Saharan Africa. He was the first African to be hired by Google in 2007 where he worked until his appointment as Cabinet Secretary in December 2015. Prior to joining Google, he worked for Wananchi Online, a company he co-founded in 1999 both as CEO and Strategy and Business Development Director. He also chaired the Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK). During his tenure he assisted the Association in establishment of the Kenya Internet Exchange Point. In December 2010, he was awarded the Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) for his outstanding contribution towards technology.
He attended the Stanford Executive Programme from Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2008. He holds a (BSc. (Joint Hons) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London. He is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.
Mr. Mucheru has been a Director to several renowned Companies such as: (a)AFB – all you can be. This is a Company whose mission is to unlock the potential in Africa’s digital footprint,(b) Give Directly, a charity organization that channels donor money directly to the poor,(c) UAP Investment, a Pan African Financial Services Group with interest in Insurance, Investment, Management, Property Investment Securities, Brokerage and Financial Advisory among others,(d) BitPesa, one of the pioneer companies involved in Bitcoin trading.
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.