Kenya’s ICT sector has lost yet another icon following the death of Tony Githuku, who until his death was the immediate former Business Connexion Kenya boss.
After working as a CEO of Business Connexion Kenya between Sept 2011 and Nov 2013, Githuku left to set up Techgen as CEO until his sudden demise this week. Techgen is a startup that seeks to support regional African businesses grow using strong tech solutions.
Before joining Business Connexion, the late Githuku worked as IT Director at Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB). His LinkedIn profile indicates he was “both a technology change catalyst to lead the essential technology improvements needed to move KCB forward and a business driver to guide these changes in agreement with the rest of the business.”
Githuku is also known for “showing his capability by rolling out the biggest and most complicated core banking implementation within Eastern Africa.” Formerly, he was Fintech’s Group of Companies CEO, which is based in Nairobi. He also worked as chair of CIO Forum in Kenya.
Githuku studied in the US where he obtained a doctorate degree in Engineering. He also obtained a Masters Degree from Scotland and a Bachelors degree from Kenya.