For the last 10 years, Nekesa Were has worked at the heart of Kenya’s and Africa’s technology and innovation sector most recently as the Managing Director at the iHub, Kenya’s leading innovation hub. During her time in the leadership of the iHub, 700+ startups have received business support from the iHub and have gone on to contribute 50,000+ jobs to East Africa's economy.
Nekesa has served on several boards and is currently a Board Member of Creatives Garage, a high impact space dedicated to creating economic value and jobs for creatives in Kenya; Africa Tech and Creatives Group, a network of 300 members from across Africa who are working to ensure that the Africa Continental Free Trade Area works for Africans, specifically startups and small to medium businesses; and Missing Child Kenya, a platform to share information about missing children across Kenya with an aim to bring them all home safe.
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