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Moringa School names Scale-Up Specialist Snehar Shah New CEO

Learning-accelerator Moringa School has appointed Snehar Shah as its new CEO.  Snehar succeeds Audrey Cheng and brings a vast experience of 25 years from multiple industries diverse geographies.

He has also previously held different leadership Roles that Moringa says will be valuable as it enters its next stage of growth in building the leading career management platform for tech workers in Africa.

Founded in 2014, Moringa School has grown from training a class of 4 students in its first Nairobi classroom to enrolling over 4,000 students to date across Software Engineering and Data Science bootcamps. Moringa has so far proven a 84% success rate of job-seeking students employed within 12 months.

“I’m incredibly proud of the work the team at Moringa has done to date and I’m pleased that the next stage of our growth will be led by Snehar. He will lead Moringa through a period of rapid growth and continue to drive our vision that anybody can create their future. Under his leadership, Moringa will ensure that tech workers across Africa will access the skills and opportunities to build successful careers. We are delighted to have him on board.” Audrey Cheng, the Founder of Moringa School said.

Commenting on his appointment, Snehar said, “Having worked in Corporates in my early career gave me the necessary skills to add value to startups that I have been doing over the past decade. Having had a successful exit from my first startup in Telecom Infrastructure and making significant impact in my previous role providing Solar lighting and TV systems to 300,000 households, I am excited for the next adventure with Moringa to build talent and opportunities in Africa through transformative tech based learning experiences. ‘’

At the same time Moringa School and Flatiron School have announced their very first curriculum partnership in Africa.  Flatiron Schoo was named one of the Best Coding Bootcamps 2019-2021).

Moringa pioneered an inverted classroom model where students take control of their learning supported by Technical Mentors. This partnership builds on the success of this unique teaching model.

“Today marks a key milestone in Moringa’s journey having attracted top professional talent such as Snehar Shah and Flatiron as the leading established Global leader choosing us as their partner for expansion in Africa.”  Sebastian McKinlay, Moringa’s Chairman said.

Students in Kenya who enroll in the February 14th 2022 Software Development Class Intakewill be eligible to be selected to participate in this programme and interested students are encouraged to apply before applications close on 11th of February 2022.

“We are excited to work with Moringa to support its use of our curriculum to support their mission to create the next generation of qualified software developers. We share their vision to build talent and opportunities for students through transformative tech-based learning experiences”.  Noam Mintz from Flatiron School said.

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