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Nekesa Were


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Nekesa Were

Nekesa Were works as the managing director at iHub, Nairobi’s Innovation Hub, which brings technologists, investors, tech companies, researchers and hackers together. Nekesa has more than 15 years experience in leadership, human resource management, operations and communications. She is passionate about developing and executing the strategy that will provide the foundation and stability for iHub to lead the innovation agenda and drive innovation conversations in the Kenyan, African and global technology sector. During the past seven years, over 400 companies have come out of iHub, making it one of the most successful innovation hubs globally. iHub itself has gone on to launch various initiatives including research, software consulting and hardware development. Nekesa sits on the boards of Afrilabs, a pan-African network of over 150 hubs in Africa, and Creatives Garage, a multidisplinary space for creatives.