Our mission is to improve life for everyone in Africa’s cities.

By 2025, over half a billion people will live in Africa’s cities.
Technology can transform the way value is created in these markets.

KOKO Networks is building a new commerce platform for urban Africa.

Coming Soon.

Our Team

Greg Murray

Greg has an unshakable faith in the ability of small focused teams to create extraordinary change and prosperity. A serial entrepreneur, Greg has 12 years experience in emerging and frontier markets, and another 6 years in Australian strategy and finance roles.

Greg MurrayCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Sagun Saxena

Sagun has nearly two decades of experience in entrepreneurship, technology development and strategy consulting around the world. His interests in technology innovation, sustainable development and design led him to co-found CleanStar, NDZiLO, and a few other things prior to Koko Networks.

Sagun SaxenaCHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, CO-FOUNDER

Micael da Costa

Micael has performed a variety of tech development and tech management roles in defence industry, telecoms and start-up environments.. He has a passion for technology, especially where it enables things to just work better! When he's not mastering complex engineering and business challenges, he is generally exploring East Africa.

Micael da CostaCHIEF SYSTEMS ARCHITECT, CO-FOUNDER

Nicholas Stokes

Nick has a background in finance and investing, from his tenure working at Citigroup as an investment banker, and subsequently in private equity for GIC and AEA Investors. A keen traveller, Nick is passionate about African markets, their histories and the challenges & opportunities they present for businesses and societies.

Nicholas StokesCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER,
CO-FOUNDER

Richard Taylor

Formerly Chairman of BP Brazil, Richard brings decades of engineering, commercial, and leadership experience in the global energy sector to our board. Out of office hours, you’ll find him playing the piano or enjoying the beach with his family and dogs.

Richard TaylorCHAIRMAN, CO-FOUNDER

Amanda Donahue

Amanda is an experienced leader and operator with 15 years in a variety of marketing, operations and general management roles in the technology, media and services sectors.   Within Kenya, Amanda has served in CEO, COO and Regional VP roles in corporate and venture-backed startup roles for the last 7 years.

Amanda DonahueGENERAL MANAGER (KENYA)

Douglas Omenda

Douglas is an adept engineer with 19 years experience building multi-functional teams that achieve outstanding results in manufacturing, strategy, HSEQ, sales and supply chain. He has strong management expertise in the downstream fuels industry in East Africa, and a passion for using technology to put a smile on the faces of the vulnerable in society.

Douglas OmendaCHIEF ENGINEER & HSE OFFICER

Javan Munyiri

Javan is an experienced business developer, with over 10 years of experience in sales & business development, including the design and growth of Agency Networks in Kenya for leading companies such as Chase Bank, Equity Bank and Safaricom. Javan knows urban mass-market retailers and shopkeepers, and they know him.

Javan MunyiriHEAD OF AGENT NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Brenda Ongalo

Having previously worked at KPMG, Procter & Gamble and Unilever Tea, Brenda has a deep understanding of financial and management accounting in various industries and financial disciplines in various countries. When not crunching numbers Brenda loves having sand under her feet.

Brenda OngaloGroup Management Accountant

Elton Mutize

Elton is a pragmatic Investment Banker turned Business Developer and Success Coach with 12 years’ experience working in the Financial Services, Property, Telecoms, Media, Manufacturing, FMCG and Management Consulting sectors in Africa.

Elton MutizeBusiness Development Manager

Terry Karungi

From Google to Kola Studios, Terry is an entrepreneurial young gun and no stranger to getting things done in teams that lead the pack in technology. When she isn't getting things done, testing (whisper.. *breaking*) things and being the life of the office, she is being the life of wherever else she is.

Terry KarungiProduct Manager, SmartCook

John Woolsey

John has a background in strategy consulting, with a focus on telecom, media, and technology. Prior to SmartCook, he cut his teeth incubating a rural utility in rural Kenya. John claims to be a musician, but needs to practice more.

John WoolseyBusiness Development Manager

Anne Ngugi

With a background in logistics, Anne moved over to the sales and marketing side where she has accrued experience formulating sales strategies, digital marketing, relationship management and business analysis in the Telco space.  Aside from closing deals, she does enjoy an occasional  good read and cycling down unbeaten paths.

Anne NgugiAGENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Barack Aran

Barack is a passionate practitioner with cross border experience in Oil & Gas, Humanitarian & Manufacturing Operational support and In-Out bound logistics.He also has vast expertise in cost effective procurement, Supply Chain Management and Warehousing, covering experience within West Africa, the Horn of Africa and Eastern African Countries.

Barack AranVALUE CHAIN MANAGER

Mercy Langat

From an urban planning background, Mercy has a passion for analysing and exploring data to help solve problems for urban communities. When not setting out on new experiences, she loves taking walks with friends or watching Earth History and Nature documentaries.

Mercy LangatCUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

Michael Wakoli

From HSEQ, Logistics & Project Management to Engineering & Maintenance, Michael is passionate about working with teams to help them optimize capacity which in turn enhances customer delight. He also has a background in Mechanical Engineering and has eleven years experience working in the Oil and Gas industry.

Michael WakoliFuels Supply Chain Manager

Leonard Irungu

With an Urban Planning background, Leonard believes in the power of technology in entrepreneurship for social and economic development of urban Africa. He also has an eye for photography, videography and design of print media.

Leonard Irungu Assistant Product Manager

Nerica Kuguru

Whether physical or digital products, Nerica loves to design interactive and captivating user experiences. Having worked on three different continents, she finds her sources of inspiration from all over the globe. When she has a few minutes to herself, she enjoys watching documentaries on anything and everything.

Nerica KuguruCREATIVE DESIGN LEAD

Peter Mwangi

For Peter, design is a way to determine how things function. It involves assembling the right people, asking and answering the right questions and iterating continuously - that’s how the next best thing is birthed! Design aside, Peter is a football fanatic, staunch Liverpool fan and you’ll often find him on the pitch.

Peter MwangiUX/UI DESIGNER

Ashaba Kamahoro

A lawyer by profession with a heart for people, Ashaba joined the team to follow her passion to do more socially impactful work. She’s got a keen eye for detail and could probably pick a needle out of a haystack!

Ashaba KamahoroGroup Legal Coordinator

Thies Timmermans

Thies is a specialist in environmental and social sustainability product design using a Design Thinking and a Human Centered Design approach to tackle complex challenges. He has extensive international experience in product design, engineering and design research.

Thies TimmermansPRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEER

David Mwaura

David has a background in audit, strategy and microfinance banking. He enjoys drawing business insights from numbers and is passionate about commercial solutions that alleviate poverty and improve living standards. He is also a poet and enjoys biking in the wild.

David MwauraStrategy and Finance Analyst

Peter Mwako

Peter is passionate about problem solving technologies, product design and interested in taking part in the growth of Kenya's industrial sector as well as beyond its borders. He loves building and developing things down from concepts all the way into finished products.

Peter MwakoDESIGN AND FABRICATION ENGINEER

Kevin Otieno

A software engineer with 7+ years of experience, Kevin is inspired by disruptive technologies that improve the quality of life for the masses. A passionate historian, Kevin also loves gaming and getting lost in words with Scrabble.

Kevin OtienoLead Software Engineer

Power Mukisa

Power is a restless mind, always looking for something new and exciting, ranging, from tech, to business advertisement, leadership and Music! He loves to make things work, whether it's connecting wires, writing software in a new language, or learning a new instrument. His motto; "There's no place for mediocrity

Power MukisaLEAD QA ENGINEER

Moses Maresi

Moses has a background in Chemical Engineering and has focused on sustainable renewable energy options for Africa. He is passionate about finding solutions to working in safe environments and aspires to leave our planet better for the coming generations.

Moses MaresiHSEQ Expeditor

Salim Faraj

Salim loves tinkering with electronics to build automated systems and robots. He is curious about how things work and what they are made of. He always strives to do his best to determine the most suitable way of solving engineering problems. His vision is to locally develop technology that best serves the region.

Salim FarajLEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Nathan Mwangi

A strong analytical thinker, Nathan believes in power of data for the success of any business venture. When he is not busy identifying gaps and market trends, he is probably analysing football trends in order to predict where his team will finish on the table.

Nathan MwangiSenior Research Analyst

John Nduli

John is a passionate individual who loves electronics, mechanical design and programming with Python. During his free time, he loves tinkering with Linux and making robots, with Archlinux as his favourite distro and i3, his favorite window manager.

John NduliMECHATRONICS SYSTEMS SUPPORT ENGINEER

Phylis Achieng

Having worked in the community development and education space, Phylis came to appreciate earlier on, the power that research brings to a team, especially a team aiming to bring a positive change to the world. She is spirited about girl child education and mentorship and spends her weekends seeing that through.

Phylis AchiengRESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Nancy Koigi

Nancy embraces the dynamism in the GIS world and takes this as an opportunity to explore, modify and use the tools available in analysis for decision making. She gets motivated when the end users understand and benefit from the output. Away from mapping find her in the kitchen experimenting new recipes.

Nancy KoigiSenior GIS Analyst

Daniel Kaboshi

Daniel loves working on and solving technical and hands on problems that come his way. He has a background in Technical and Applied Physics and draws his energy from putting tools together to build things with the highest level of accuracy attainable. Precision Instruments are his right hand.

Daniel KaboshiENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

Philip Nderitu

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics and years of having electronics as his best friend, Philip brings on board a rich knowledge of electronics development and troubleshooting skills. He is passionate about change that comes through technology and loves handling challenges that  hinder the possible reality.

Philip NderituSYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

Carol Mukasa

With an IT background, Carol has a passion for helping shape technology products that are used by everyday people. From troubleshooting, installations and maintenance of client facing hardware and software, she possess a unique talent for delivering complex technical information into simple terms that the end users can easily grasp.

Carol MukasaProject Assistant

Olive Wachira

With a Management Science background, Olive has a passion for entrepreneurship. She finds it fulfilling, participating in projects that bring meaningful change to society. In her free time, Olive loves spending time with family and friends.

Olive WachiraOFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Red Panda

Red Panda Innovation Labs is a leading-edge team of quality engineers who have built software products from startup to scale in a variety of industry domains.

Red PandaSOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

GearBox

Gearbox is a Kenyan platform for technology development, with a community of members working in computer technology, industrial art, robotics and electronics.

GearBoxINDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION

Join Us

We’re looking for outstanding entrepreneurial talent that can join our growing team in East Africa.

Get in Touch

info@kokonetworks.com


Nairobi


51 Kibagare Way, Loresho,
Box 888 – 00606,
Nairobi, Kenya


Kampala


VentureLabs East Africa,
7 Binayomba Road, Bugolobi,
Kampala, Uganda


Mumbai


Red Panda Innovation Labs
Suite 1109, Ecostar, Goregaon East
Mumbai, India