First wrote code at age 15. Co-founded a tech startup while in his senior year at Strathmore University. John has 6+ years experience professional software development across different tech stacks. He's designed, architected, written and led engineering teams to build robust web and mobile applications. Has always had a soft spot for Linux server administration and it's no surprise that he's currently at peace with DevOps. Other areas of interest include data science, artificial intelligence,astronomy and aviation.
Outside the tech world he enjoys reading, theatre plays, poetry, listening to the diverse music of the world. He believes in an individual's wellbeing and hence voluntarily spends some of his free time mentoring, guiding and teaching students at different levels of studies. Firm believer in human acts such as saying thank you to the cook,whispering a silent prayer and sparing some quality time for family or friends around you.
Has participated in a couple of half marathons, will choose hiking over the gym any day, speaks four languages. Still perfecting his Japanese and intends to learn 2 new languages. On a more broader aspect, John is super passionate about Africa's development and looks forward to using the knowledge he has (and continues to acquire) to drive growth and capacity.
Arthur L. Burris, JrStrategic Advisor (USA)
Art Burris has more than two decades of progressive business development and transformation experience as well as cross-team functional leadership that enabled him to significantly impact profitability
Muthoni NjokiMarketing Associate (Kenya)
Muthoni is a tech enthusiast who can not code to save her life but can sell you a good story. She began working at a technology startup based in Nairobi while still in university as a brand ambassador
Bekure TamiratDirector of Operations (Ethiopia)
Before joining Gebeya full time, Bekure devoted to building his career around two cornerstones: IT and Education. He has been involved in the education sector as an educator, contributor in IT policies
Abou KoneDirector of Engineering (Ivory Coast)
Dubbing his personal blog “The Technological African” was a way for Abou Kone, a Cote d’Ivoire native now living in Maryland, to shock and refactor the thinking of his American developer
Merkeb MengistuDirector of Marketing (Ethiopia)
Merkeb Mengistu has over 7 years experience in sales & marketing. She has experience in the FMCG, IT training and mobile industry. She first ventured into her professional journey with a law degree,
Robert LuvisiaUI UX Guru / Trainer (Kenya)
Robert Luvisia is a Visual Designer with strong focus on user interface patterns and visual design as well as working according to responsive design principles. With over 10+ years experience as graphic