SEACOM, the Pan-African ICT enabler today announced the appointment of Joseph Muriithi as its Country Manager for Kenya with immediate effect.
As Country Manager, Mr. Muriithi will be responsible for the management of the Kenyan offices in Nairobi and Mombasa. In addition to this role, Mr Muriithi will retain his current duties as SEACOM Network Operations Manager where he is responsible for overall SEACOM Network availability across Africa, Europe, Asia and related partner networks.
A 20-year veteran in the telecommunications industry, Muriithi previously worked at Safaricom as a Senior Manager overseeing a team of engineers and support staff in the Transport Networks department. He has also previously worked as a Telecommunications Engineer at the Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Company.
Muriithi holds post graduate qualifications from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Sunderland (UK). He has also received extensive professional training across the globe in undersea technology, telecommunications systems, fibre optics terminal systems and mobile telephony. Muriithi is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and was recognized by the International Who’s Who Society in 2012. In 2004, he proudly bagged the ‘Engineer of the Year Award’.
Commenting on the appointment, Mark Simpson, SEACOM’s CEO, said: “SEACOM has changed the African ICT landscape, and it is now time for us to continue this transformation by driving new services and capabilities into Africa’s service provider market. Joseph’s wealth of experience in the telecommunication industry will be very valuable in enabling SEACOM’s continuing investment in the development of the Kenyan, and by extension Africa’s, Internet landscape”.
Mr. Muriithi said “As an open access cable system, SEACOM is primed as an ICT enabler to governments, education and private sector enterprises. The east and central Africa region can be effectively and adequately served through the Kenyan entry point. We look forward to an exciting time as the region opens up through this ICT transport superhighway”.
Muriithi is married with two children. He is passionate about volunteer community service and youth mentorship and currently has ongoing projects in Tot in Kerio Valley, Ilchamus in Baringo and Karatina in Nyeri.