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.