Ex-Morgan Stanley Banker Mary Gicharu appointed iHub CEO

In Innovation, Tech

Ex-Morgan Stanley banker Mary Gicharu has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of iHub to take the tech lab to the next level.

She will continue with the implementation of the strategy and operating model of iHub. She brings over fifteen years of experience and demonstrated performance from globally respected firms within the U.S. and recently at a Pan-African Bank within Kenya.

“The iHub is delighted to announce the appointment of Mary Gicharu as the new Managing Director effective May 8, 2017In 2013,” said the iHub in a statement.

Mary relocated back to Kenya to lead and manage the implementation of Equitel, a secure converged banking and mobile services channel and the largest MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) in Africa.

Experience

She brings with her experience from Morgan Stanley (New York City) within the Corporate Post Trade Technology, COO Office and honed skills in implementation and integration management of business units from her past tenureships including Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (Atlanta) Strategy Planning & Portfolio Management Unit.

“This opportunity with the iHub presents the opportunity for Mary to focus on operational excellence and affirms her beliefs in professionalism, innovation, limitlessness, inclusivity, integrity and a fun working environment,” said iHub

 The previous Managing Durector, Kamal Bhattacharya will now serve as Chairman of the Board at iHub.

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