Wambui Kinya has joined Mozilla Foundation’s Board of Directors from Andela where she was the VP Partner Engineering where she had direct oversight of +1000 software engineers across 6 African centers and embedded in over 300 global engineering companies.
Before that, Wambui was Andela’s Chief Strategy Officer in charge of partnerships and recruiting technical leadership. Wambui was formerly Group Managing Director, Pan Africa and South America, for global technology consulting firm ThoughtWorks, where she was responsible for the strategic evolution of the business.
She has also worked in North America, Europe and Africa for companies including Praekelt Consulting, IBM Global Business Services and Digitas (Publicis Groupe). TechMoran has not established whether she will leave her position at Andela which recently pivoted to be a fully remote company.
“Mozilla’s commitment and reputation to “ensure the internet remains a public resource that is open and accessible to us all” has consistently inspired me,” Wambui wrote. “However, there is an increased urgency to HOW this is done given the times we live in. We must not only build, convene and enable technology and communities on issues like disinformation, privacy, trustworthy AI and digital rights.”
As part of the Mozilla Foundation’s board, Wambui will see how Mozilla rallies citizens and ensure greater representation, how it connects leaders and enable the greater agency to produce; and then shape an agenda that is more inclusive.
Wambui joins Mitchell Baker, who is the Chair of the Mozilla Foundation and Brian Behlendorf, Mohamed Nanabhay, Navrina Singh, Helen Turvey and Nicole Wong. The Mozilla Foundation works to ensure the internet remains a public resource that is open and accessible to us all through rallying citizens on issues like privacy, trustworthy AI, and digital rights impact all of us who use the internet. It also supports activists and thought leaders shaping the future of our online lives and publishes open-source research and hosts global convenings to make ideas like trustworthy AI mainstream.
Mozilla Foundation is led by Mark Surman as President and Executive Director; J. Bob Alotta as VP, Global Programs; Ashley Boyd as VP, Advocacy and Angela Plohman the Executive Vice President.