John Paul Okwiri confirmed as Konza Technopolis new CEO

Mr Okwiri had been the acting CEO of the Authority for the last 10 months

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

Prior to his appointment, Mr Okwiri had been the acting CEO of the Authority for the last 10 months. He replaces Eng. John Tanui who was appointed as the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information Communication and the Digital Economy last year.

Following the appointment, Mr. Okwiri will be charged with the responsibility of providing strategic leadership to Konza Technopolis to achieve its vision as a leading global Technopolis and innovation hub.

In his career, Mr. Okwiri has been instrumental in delivering large-scale projects at Konza Technopolis, including successful delivery of Konza Phase 1 Horizontal Infrastructure and the establishment of Kenya Advance Institute of Science and Technology. He was also instrumental in mobilizing resources to construct a tier 3 National Data Center, transforming Kenya’s cloud infrastructure and Data Center services in addition to securing the 41st International Association of Science Parks (IAPS) 2024 Conference for Konza Technopolis.

Mr. Okwiri holds an MBA in Procurement & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. He is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS-UK) and the Kenya Institute of Supplies & Management (MKISM). Besides, John is a certified FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)Expert.

”The board of KoTDA, Management and Staff congratulates Mr. Okwiri for the appointment and wishes him well as he embarks on the journey of bringing to fruition the Africa’s Silicon Savanna.” a statement from Konza reads. 

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