Open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi.


Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / January 24, 2011

Fireside Chat with Kenneth Oyolla from Nokia Corporation – East and Southern Africa


Kenneth Oyolla is the General Manager of Nokia Corporation for East and Southern Africa, a role he has held for the past 5 months. In this role Kenneth is responsible for leadership and management of all Nokia activities in the markets that fall within this region which are Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique and Rwanda.

In his current role, Kenneth became the first African ever for Nokia to hold this position and paving the way for many more to come. Prior to taking over the role of General Manager, Kenneth was the Head of Sales for Nokia for the past three years where he was responsible for leading the Sales function in delivering outstanding results and building of the Nokia distribution infrastructure in East & Southern Africa

The Nokia team that Kenneth leads has its Head Office in Nairobi with several multinational and multicultural teams sitting in each of the markets and covering all critical functions, typical of any multinational i.e. Finance, Sales, Marketing, Logistics, and Retail Operations.

In Nokia, Kenneth is passionate about leaving a lasting legacy in Africa by positively impacting the lives of the millions of Nokia consumers through devices and mobile solutions that leave a positive mark in their lives.

Join us this Thursday the 27th of January 2011 from 6.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. as we listen to him about his journey through the corporate world.Kindly RSVP here.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

  • Tweets that mention Fireside Chat with Kenneth Oyolla from Nokia Corporation – East and Southern Africa *iHub_ -- at 07:32:16AM Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Tosh and Kiss TV News, *iHub_. *iHub_ said: Fireside Chat with Ken Oyolla from Nokia Corporation @iHubNairobi this Thursday. RSVP here: [...]

  • Kenneth Oyolla leaving Nokia EA « E63 Club at 14:32:59PM Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    [...] Oyolla is one of only seven regional General Managers in the mobile phone giant, and the only one of African descent. [...]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

{{ theme:js file="jquery.fittext.js" }}