AfriLabs today announced that its board has appointed Nekesa Were as Interim Executive Director. This comes on the heels of Anna Ekeledo going on maternity leave till later this year.
Nekesa Were comes on board with over 10 years of experience in the African tech ecosystem. She is the immediate past Managing Director of iHub Nairobi and before now, a Board Member of AfriLabs.
“Having Nekesa on the AfriLabs Board has brought us so much value and now we are super excited to have her join our Executive team. Exciting times ahead!” said Anna Ekeledo.
Speaking on behalf of the board, Board Chair, Rebecca Enonchong said, “Nekesa has been a key member of the African tech ecosystem for many years. We’re incredibly blessed to be able to leverage her breadth and depth of experience as she leads the Afrilabs secretariat during this period.”
AfriLabs is a pan-African network of 202 technology innovation hubs across 46 African countries. The organisation was founded in 2011 to build a community around rapidly emerging tech hubs, with a mission to support the growth of these technology hubs and their communities to raise high potential entrepreneurs that will stimulate economic growth and social development in Africa.