Joseph Mucheru (MBS) is the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology. He is also Director of GiveDirectly a modern payments technology that grants direct access to donors and Advisory Board Member at the Mpesa Foundation Academy.
Mr Mucheru is former Google Sub-Sahara Africa Lead; Google’s first Sub-Saharan employee and was key to setting up of Googles presence in Africa. He co – founded Wananchi Online, the parent company of internet service provider Zuku, where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Strategy & Business Director and Chief Executive.
He has prior experience as Director of several entities including AFB; BitPesa which is a Bitcoin to Kenyan Shillings) remittance product, UAP Investments as well as the Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya (TESPOK). He was Webmaster, Technical & Product Development Manager at Internet Solutions (IS) (formally Interconnect Limited)
He attended the Business Executive Programme from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He holds a (B Sc. (Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science from City University London.
He was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) in 2010 and is a member of Africa Leadership Network, The National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.
Managing Director, Barclays Bank Kenya
Jeremy Awori is the CEO/Managing Director and Board Member of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd. He’s served as Chairman Kenya Bankers Association, Director, Regional Sales & Performance Standard Chartered Bank Head of Consumer Banking UAE Standard Chartered Bank, Executive Director /Head of Consumer Banking Standard Chartered Bank and CEO Standard Chartered Bank/Singapore.
He is the accountable executive for Barclays Bank Kenya Subsidiaries – Barclays Financial Services; Barclays Bank Insurance Agency; Barclays Microfinance and Barclays Nominees Ltd.
He’s also Non-Executive Director for several firms including; ABSA Financial Services, Barclays Life Assurance Ltd, First Assurance Ltd ( subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Ltd – SA) and Kenya Private Sector Alliance ( KEPSA)
He has won several accolades among them The Banker Magazine – Bank of the Year in Tanzania 2010, Euromoney – Best Bank in Tanzania 2011, The Banker magazine – Bank of the year in Tanzania 2011,EMEA Finance – Best foreign bank in Tanzania 2012. He also is the youngest Board Director in the company’s history. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization, Aspen Global Leadership Institute Fellow, Fellow of African Leadership Institute (East Africa Chapter), Fellow of Aspen Leadership Institute, Aspen, Colorado and USA Non Executive Board Member of AIDS Business Coalition Tanzania (ABCT).
He has an MBA Finance (McGill University) and Bachelor’s Degree, Pharmacy (University of Manchester).