Board of Directors
Mr. Victor Kyalo – PS, ICT & Innovation – Ministry of ICT
Eng. Victor Kyalo is the Principal Secretary in charge of ICT & Innovation at the Ministry of ICT.
Prior to his current position, he was the CEO at the ICT Authority. Before ICT Authority was merged into one entity, he was the Deputy CEO/Programmes Manager at the Kenya ICT Board with a focus on the implementation of core communication infrastructure and e-services in different sectors of the economy.
He is a Communications Engineer with wide experience in systems design, integration and project management. He has been involved in the information systems networking/telecommunications for the last 25 years both in deployment of solutions and in training at the University level. He was a founding member of a number of institutions/pioneering initiatives in the communications sector in the country including Kenya Education Network the UbuntuNet Alliance Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC)
He holds a Msc. Electronics (Eindhoven University), BSc. Electrical Engineering (University of Nairobi) and is currently pursuing Msc. Economics (University of Nairobi). He is a registered engineer (Kenya), a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of Project Management Institute (PMI).
Eng. Eliud Waithaka – Alternate to PS, Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development
Eng. Eliud Waithaka is the Acting Chief Engineer (Electrical) in the Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development.
He has worked in the Ministries of Transport and Communication, Public Works and Lands, Housing and Urban Development for 32 years.
He holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Nairobi. He is also a registered Electrical Engineer and an associate member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
Mr. Robert Mugo – Acting CEO, ICT Authority
Robert Mugo is the Acting CEO at the ICT Authority. He is also the Director in charge of Shared Services at the ICT Authority.
He has over 21 years’ experience in which his roles have included Chief Technical Officer at Wananchi Group, Chief Information Officer at Safaricom, CEO at Flashcom, Technical Director at UUNET and Head of Technical Operations at Africa Online Group. He has also held senior positions in industry bodies including the Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK), the Telecommunications Network Operators Forum (TNOF) and Africa CDMA Forum (ACF).
He holds an MBA in Strategic Management and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Nairobi. He is also an alumnus of the Pan African Advanced Management Programme jointly run by IESE Business School, Strathmore Business School and Lagos Business School.
“The ICT Authority plays a key part in the government’s transformation agenda.2015 will be a crucial year in delivery on our mandate. No doubt it will be tough at times but if everyone does their part as required then we shall be successful.”
Mr. Jerome Ochieng – Member
Mr. Jerome Ochieng is the Director of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) at the National Treasury.
He has 17 years’ work experience in the field of information and communication technology in the Public Service. At an Administrative level, he has served as a Manager ICT with Public Procurement Oversight Authority for 6 years. At operational level, he has a stint of 8 years’ experience rising within the ranks to the position of Asst. Director ICT in the Department of Government Information Technology Services.
He holds a Master’s’ Degree in Information Engineering from the University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan and is undertaking a Master’s in Business Administration from (ESAMI). He is a registered fellow of the Computer Society of Kenya and a Licentiate Member of the Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS), UK.
Ms Jerotich Sirma – Member
Ms Jerotich Sirma is a lecturer of Information Systems at Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus College.
Ms Sirma has enormous experience spanning over 20 years in the field of information systems. She has worked for IBM Corporation and other private and public sectors in the United States of America by managing, deploying and performing systems integration as well as implementation and infrastructure analysis of large scale systems.
She is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Information Systems in the School of Informatics and Innovative Systems at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology. She holds an MBA from Howard University, Washington D.C. and BS in Computer Information Systems from Southeastern University, Washington D.C. Ms Sirma has also published in different journals in the area of Cyber Security/Information Security. She is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Ms Mercy Pendo – Member
Ms Mercy Pendo is an Accountant at the Malindi Water and Sewerage Company Sacco. She previously worked as an Assistant in the Internal Audit Department of the same organisation. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University.