Mary Gicharu Appointed New Managing Director of iHub


iHub has been a leading force in innovation in Kenya. It has provided an incubator and hacker space for people with creative minds since its inception in 2010. Over the years it has expanded into m:lab, UX Lab, Gearbox and iHub Research.

Today, iHub got a new managing director, her name is Mary Gicharu, she holds a Bachelors of Finance Degree which she completed on a music scholarship abroad. She has gotten a lot of experience from working in the US with globally respected companies such as Morgan Stanley investment bank where she worked as a Program Manager in the COO’S office for 8 years . Mary also had a role which included tenureship at Coca-Cola enterprises, Inc. Atlanta GA U.S. within Strategy & Planning, Portfolio Management. Most recently, she lead and managed the implementation of Equitel, it is now the largest MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) in Kenya.

At iHub, Mary promises to continue with the implementation of iHub 2.0, it currently holds the mantra of connect, build, invent. The previous Managing Durector, Kamal Bhattacharya will now serve as Chairman of the Board at iHub.