CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Kenya: Victor Kyalo Confirmed As First ICT Authority CEO

The ICT Authority has announced the confirmation of Eng Victor Kyalo as the first CEO of the state corporation after being in acting capacity for almost 8 months.

As the authority's CEO, Kyalo will have the role of spearheading the organisation's mission of championing and actively enabling Kenya to adopt and exploit ICTs through promotion of partnerships, investments and infrastructure growth for socio-economic enrichment. Kyalo has a Master of Arts Degree in Economics (econometrics & systems measurements) and a Master of Electronic Engineering and Diploma of Electronic Engineering from Eindhoven International Institute of technological studies and Eindhoven Technical University

As CEO, his first duties will include the development of the national Broadband Master plan to be launched during the annual Connected Kenya event next month.

The CEO is the founding member of Kenya Education Network (KENET) and has headed the Kenya Network Information Center (KeNIC).

Kyalo has also worked under Netcom Systems as the lead Infrastructure consultant in an e-readiness rapid assessment exercise for the Kenya e-Government Directorate. This involved base-lining, data collection, analysis, staging and the development t of a strategy and work plan for the directorate.

The announcement was made by the authority's chairman Edwin Yinda during the public discussion of the national broadband master plan.

The term runs for three years.

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