The Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC), a crucial player in the Kenyan digital landscape, has announced its latest appointment. Effective February 1st, Andrew Mwanyota Lewela will be taking the reins as the new CEO following the resignation of Joel Karubiu. With over 18 years of experience in the digital economy and public policy, Lewela brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role.
Before joining KeNIC, Lewela worked at Sambali Group Limited, where he was a key player in developing the company’s technology and government affairs advisory practice. Throughout his career, he has held several public and private roles, including positions at the ICT Authority, Safaricom, Oracle, International Trade Centre, and Cellulant.
Lewela has an educational background that complements his extensive professional experience. He earned a Master’s degree in Commerce from Deakin University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Nairobi. Additionally, Lewela has a Graduate Diploma in Management Information Systems from Strathmore University.
As the CEO of KeNIC, Lewela is poised to bring about a new era of growth and development for the organization. With his extensive knowledge and expertise in the digital economy, Lewela is equipped to support KeNIC in expanding its services and delivering high-quality solutions to businesses and individuals throughout Kenya.
In a statement, KeNIC described Lewela as an “experienced digital economy and public policy professional with a wealth of experience in software/technology sales, country marketing/positioning, strategic planning, project management, government affairs, and product development.” The organization is confident that he will bring a unique perspective and valuable insights to the role, helping to guide KeNIC toward a successful future.
The appointment of Andrew Mwanyota Lewela as CEO of KeNIC is a positive step for the organization and the digital economy in Kenya. With his impressive background and wealth of experience, Lewela is poised to drive KeNIC forward and ensure its continued success.