Until her appointment, Dr. Getao served as the ICT Secretary at the Ministry of ICT. She has also held other senior appointments in government such as ICT Secretary, e-Government at the Presidency and also served in the United Nations as a member of the Group of Governmental Experts on Security in the context of ICT.
Among the key contributions Dr. Getao has brought to the government is spearheading the Huduma Kenya Initiative that has brought a raft of government services close to the citizens and has made public service delivery accessible and efficient.
In addition, as ICT Secretary, Dr. Getao spearheaded efforts that saw government integrate the ICT into Public Service delivery and the realization of Vision 2030.Those efforts transformed access of government services by citizens especially in the rural areas.
Dr. Getao played a critical role during the formation of the ICT Authority in 2013 where she provided expert advice on the strategic planning, a role which saw three entities merge into one Authority in a seamless transition process.
Dr. Getao brings to this office immense experience as a researcher, policy maker, expertise in ICT for education, project management in an ICT environment, among others. She holds a B.SC (Hons) in Combined Sciences (Chemistry & Computer Studies) from the University of Brighton, U.K; an M.SC in Intelligent Knowledge-based Systems from the University of Essex and a Ph.D. in Computing from Lancaster University, U.K.
Dr. Getao takes over from Mr. John Sergon, EBS who is retiring from the Public Service after a long and distinguished career, most of it in the ICT sector.
Mr. Robert Mugo – Director, Shared Services
Robert Mugo is 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.”
Eunice Kariuki-Director Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity Development
Eunice Kariuki is the Director of Partnerships, Innovation and Capacity.
Prior to her present position she was the Marketing Director at Kenya ICT Board for 7 years. She also worked in Microsoft as a Public Sector Account Manager in charge of Education in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastman Kodak and Avro International Aerospace in UK. She also founded and managed Records & Archives Management Systems (RAMS) Ltd.
She holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management affiliated to Eastern Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI), a BSc. (Hons.) Degree in Business Studies from UK, a Higher National Diploma in Business Information Technology (BITech), and Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma. She has been a member of the CIM since 1998. She is also a member of the Institute of Directors.
Kipronoh Ronoh Paul-Director Programmes and Standards
Kipronoh Ronoh is the Director Programmes and Standards at the ICT Authority.
He has held key senior positions in the past, among them: Head of ICT and Quality Management System at Kenya Urban Roads Authority and Head of ICT at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing his PhD at JKUAT. He also holds professional qualifications in Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).