Hon. Joe Mucheru

CS. Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology

Hon. Joe Mucheru

CS. Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology

Biography

Joseph Mucheru (MBS) is the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. He is also Director of GiveDirectly a modern payments technology that grants direct access to donors and Advisory Board Member at the Mpesa Foundation Academy.
Mr Mucheru is former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead; Google’s first Sub-Saharan employee and was key to setting up of Googles presence in Africa. He co – founded Wananchi Online, the parent company of internet service provider Zuku, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Strategy & Business Director and Chief Executive.

He has prior experience as Director of several entities including AFB; BitPesa which is a Bitcoin to Kenyan Shillings) remittance product, UAP Investments as well as the Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK). He was Webmaster, Technical & Product Development Manager at Internet Solutions (IS) (formally Interconnect Limited)

He attended the Business Executive Programme from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds a (B Sc. (Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London.

He was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2010 and is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.

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