Currently the Chief Executive Officer of the non-governmental, not-for-profit Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya that manages the Kenya Internet Exchange Point and Industry Computer Security Incident Response Teams. I have 11years experience working in the ICT sector in Kenya where I have been a member of several joint Government-Private sector Caucuses, Committees and Taskforces that emphasis on a suitable regulatory and legislative environment for ICT investment. At the regional level, I am involved in activities of the East Africa Communications Organization that are focused on harmonization of communications regulations and policy within the East Africa Community Member states. I am one of three African representatives on the Number Resource Organization – Number Council and the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Address Supporting Organization- Address Council.
I am recognized for my role in:
- Positioning the Kenya Internet Exchange Point as one of the fastest growing IXPs in the region and facilitating the support of the AU-Africa Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project;
- Contributions on behalf of private sector towards the development of the National ICT Master plan;
- Lobbying for government commitment on industry participation in the Universal Service Fund operations and
- ICANN second Accountability and Transparency review mechanisms.
I am a founding Director of the Asonga Kuchio Foundation set up by friends of my late father, Francis Asonga Kuchio; in honor of his contribution in service to society. I am passionate about the development of the Internet in Kenya and Africa and use of ICT as tools for social and economic growth. My passion for ICT for development has seen me drive community projects on ICT for rural environments and the youth working closely with the local county governments and private sector organizations.