Former Information Communication Technology (ICT) Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru, has been appointed as the new President of London-based fintech company, JUMO.
In this role, Mucheru will be responsible for leading the company to achieve its growth goals, navigate the regulatory landscape and expand its presence across the African continent.
“We are honoured to be able to welcome Joe to JUMO. He brings an invaluable perspective given his experience as an entrepreneur, Google executive and regulator,” JUMO founder Andrew Watkins-Ball said.
JUMO is a technology company that specializes in building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs.
Mucheru was previously the head of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for Google, based in Nairobi. He was Google’s first SSA employee and was responsible for delivering strategy, business planning and operations and setting up Google’s presence on the continent.
Prior to Google, Mucheru worked at Wananchi Online, the parent company of internet service provider Zuku, a company he co-founded in 1999.
Mucheru is a global board member of UNICEF Generation Unlimited, a public-private-youth partnership working to skill and connect the world’s 1.8 billion young people to opportunity. He is also a Trustee of the University of Nairobi Foundation and has previously held board positions at the M-Pesa Foundation Academy, Bitpesa (now Aza Group), and GiveDirectly.
In 2010, he was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and in 2016 the Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) in recognition of his contribution to ICT in Kenya.
He is a member of the African Leadership Network, the Kenyan National Prayer Breakfast, and the East African Business Summit.