Nekesa Were works as the Managing Director at the iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub. The iHub brings together technologists, investors, tech companies, researchers and hackers. Nekesa has more than 10 years experience in leadership, human resource management, operations and communications. Nekesa is passionate about developing and executing the strategy that will provide the foundation and stability for the iHub to lead the innovation agenda and drive the innovation conversation in the Kenyan, African and global technology sector. Nekesa has been with the iHub for 7 years. During this time over 400 companies have come out of the iHub, making it one of the most successful innovation hubs globally, and the iHub itself has gone on to launch various initiatives including research, software consulting and hardware development.
Nekesa is also the founder of Inspire Harvest, a Kenya based Digital Communications and Operations Management Company, which develops and executes the digital strategies of several of Kenya’s most influential grassroots governance NGOs working on transparency, accountability and developing leaders.
Nekesa volunteers at Uzima Foundation, an African foundation focusing on youth empowerment, and is an avid rugby fan. She sits on the boards of Afrilabs a Pan African network of over 150 hubs in Africa and Creatives Garage a multidisplinary space for creatives.