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.