Laura Chite replaces Harry Hare as the new CIO East Africa CEO


CIO East Africa has announced the appointment of Laura Chite as its new Chief Executive. She succeeds Harry Hare, who now takes over as the board Chairman for the company.

Laura Chite has over 20 years of working experience in the IT industry ranging from HR to PR and  Events to Sales and Marketing. She joins CIO East Africa from Microsoft Kenya where she was the Marketing and Communications Lead. 

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Laura Chite joins CIO East Africa from Microsoft Kenya where she was the Marketing and Communications Lead

“I am extremely excited to give this opportunity to one of our own Tech marketing gurus from the corporate space. I also believe this is a great opportunity not just for Laura, but also for CIO EA to leverage off her strengths and experience to help grow the business faster in line with our aspirations,” said Harry Hare the outgoing CEO of CIO East Africa.

 “I have personally known Laura for over a decade and believe that she has what it takes to move this business to the next level.” He added,

Laura, on the other hand, expressed her excitement for the opportunity to work with CIO East Africa ” We are a strong brand in the East African market and I look forward to us growing bigger and better.”

CIO East Africa is the leading magazine for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in East Africa, published by Kommunication Ultimate Limited (KUL) in conjunction with the International Data Group (IDG), a world-renowned publisher of legendary brands.

Started in 2009, the magazine and its other products have proved to be a good platform for the Industry to congregate and share, network and learn. CIO East Africa is focused on delivering timely and accurate information about the trends and development of the sector to enable, key sector players to make informed technology investment decisions.

The publication also host quarterly briefings – CIO Executive Breakfast Series – and the CIO 100 Awards and Symposium. Last year the CIO East Africa launched the Africa Summit Series, a series of 2-day events on Cloud, Security, IoT and Big Data. These products provide for an interactive platform where the sector IT leaders from both the supply and demand side can meet and interact.

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