Based in Pretoria South Africa, Paul Kukubo is a consultant and venture investor in the African ICT sector with over 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, public and private sector leader. He holds a Global MBA from United States International University (USIU-Africa) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from University of Nairobi.
Currently Paul is the Managing Partner of Ghalas Technology Ltd, a technology advisory firm based in Nairobi and Pretoria, working on supporting organizations with digital and blockchain strategy formulation.
He is also a strategy advisor at Omnipresent South Africa, an emerging technology firm that is applying AI & drone technology for remote asset management. He is also the strategy advisor and co-founder at Ishirika, an India-Africa end-to-end digital (mobile and web) platform for farmer organizations that enables farmers to manage their entire value chain including assets, financing, inputs and outputs and receive extension services.
Paul is also a partner with Ngazini Ventures (PTY) SA Ltd, a professional advisory firm, specializing in professional venture advisor, advisory services and venture sourcing matching firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He is the co-founder and chairman of Collabmed Health Systems, based in Kenya, a health technology company focused on providing full scale operational automation to medical establishments and practitioners.
From 2016-2019, Paul sat on the Kenya’s Coffee Sub Sector Implementation Reforms committee established by HE President Uhuru Kenyatta to spearhead reforms in the coffee value chain with a focus on individual farmer benefit. Between 2007 and 2013, Paul was CEO of the previously headed the Kenya ICT Board (now the Kenya ICT Authority), then newly established organization responsible for the implementation of Kenya’s Information and Communication Technology agenda under the Ministry of ICT. This included establishing Kenya as a leading ICT destination in Africa, working to develop the ICT ecosystem of innovation and investors and supporting major e-government programs.
Paul served as CEO of the newly established East Africa Exchange based in Kigali Rwanda. Paul has also served as independent director of the Communications Authority, Kenya’s ICT regulator and as independent board member of BRCK Inc, a leading technology firm innovating and providing affordable connectivity to low-income communities in Kenya and Rwanda.