Konza Technopolis Appoints John Paul Okwiri As New CEO

Victor Seguton
By Victor Seguton 3 Min Read

Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has recently announced the appointment of Mr. John Paul Okwiri as its new CEO.

With his extensive experience and proven track record, Mr. Okwiri is set to lead Konza Technopolis towards becoming a global technopolis and innovation hub. This exciting development marks a new chapter in the journey of Africa’s Silicon Savanna.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Okwiri had been serving as the acting CEO of KoTDA for the past 10 months. During this time, he showcased his exceptional leadership skills and played a pivotal role in the successful delivery of various projects.

Notable achievements include the completion of Konza Phase 1 Horizontal Infrastructure, the establishment of the Kenya Advance Institute of Science and Technology, and the construction of a tier 3 National Data Center.

One of Mr. Okwiri’s significant contributions to Konza Technopolis was his instrumental role in transforming Kenya’s cloud infrastructure and Data Center services.

By mobilizing resources and securing the 41st International Association of Science Parks (IAPS) 2024 Conference for Konza Technopolis, he has placed the region firmly on the global map as a center for technological innovation.

Mr. Okwiri’s qualifications and professional affiliations speak volumes about his expertise in the field. He holds an MBA in Procurement & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.

As a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS-UK) and the Kenya Institute of Supplies & Management (MKISM), he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Additionally, Mr. Okwiri is a certified FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) Expert, further highlighting his commitment to excellence.

The board of KoTDA, management, and staff extend their heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Okwiri on his appointment. They express their confidence in his ability to lead Konza Technopolis to new heights and fulfill its vision as Africa’s Silicon Savanna.

With his strategic leadership and dedication, the future looks promising for Konza Technopolis and the entire region.

As Mr. Okwiri embarks on this exciting journey, the entire Konza community eagerly awaits the positive impact he will make. Together, they will continue to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and create a thriving ecosystem that propels Africa’s technological advancement.

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