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
Dr. Jerotich Sirma is a lecturer of Information Systems at Egerton University, Nakuru Town Campus College.Dr. Sirma has enormous experience spanning over 20 years in the field of information systems. She 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 holds a PhD in Business Information Systems in the School of Informatics and Innovative Systems from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, MBA from Howard University, Washington D.C. and BS in Computer Information Systems from Southeastern University, Washington D.C. She has published in different journals in the area of Cyber Security/Information Security. She is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
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).