CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

31 July 2014

Kenya: Tony Githuku, Former Business Connexion Kenya CEO, Passes On

The ICT industry has lost another champion following the demise of Tony Githuku, the immediate former CEO of Business Connexion Kenya.

After serving as CEO of Business Connexion Kenya from September 2011 to November 2013, he left the to establish Techgen, a startup that is geared to supporting regional African businesses scale utilising robust technology solutions, as CEO till his death this week. Prior to Business Connexion, the late Githuku served as Director of IT at Kenya Commercial Bank. According to his LinkedIn profile, Tony was "both a technology change catalyst to spearhead the necessary technology improvements required to propel the bank (KCB) into the future as well as a business driver to lead these changes in unison with the rest of the business." He is further recognized for "demonstrating his ability by rolling out the largest and most complex core banking implementation in Eastern Africa."

Previously, he was the CEO of the Fintech Group of Companies, based in Nairobi. At the time Fintech was a US $ 10 million technology company with offices in six different countries across Africa offering financial, banking and other technology solutions.

The late Githuku, who also served as chair of CIO Forum in Kenya, completed his doctorate degree in Engineering in the US and also had a Masters Degree from Scotland and a Bachelors degree from Kenya.

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