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.
Rosemary R.N Ndiritu – Director, Corporate Services
Rosemary is the Director, Corporate Services, at the ICT Authority.
She is a holder of Corporate Finance (CF), MBA, CPA (K) and BCom. (Accounting) professional qualifications. She has, in her extensive career, held a number of Senior Leadership positions within the private and public sectors at both Executive Management and Board Levels, in multiple roles as Corporate Leader, Executive and Corporate Finance Practitioner.
The Director has significant hands-on solid experience in the formulation, development and implementation of organization, business and financial strategies and in managing operations (Administration, Finance, Audit, Tax, HR, Risk & Compliance and Performance-related activities).
She has been involved in key milestone corporate finance transactions in the region, with specialization in M&A transactions, capital raising, transaction advisory, corporate restructuring, financial and investment advisory.
Rosemary is also a Certified Retirement Benefits Fund Trustee and a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) Kenya, the Faculty of Corporate Finance at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) professional bodies.
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).