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Nyambura Kariuki

Senior Manager - GDI Africa
Nyambura Kariuki is a Senior Manager on the GDI Africa team. Nyambura is a highly accomplished strategy professional with a proven track record of delivering results through a unique blend of technical expertise and strategic thinking. She has over 17 years of experience in business development, technology implementation, management consulting, and policy development, which gives her a deep understanding of technology as a critical enabler and the digital economy as a whole in both the public and private sectors in Kenya and beyond.
Before her current role, Nyambura served as an Advisor of Initiatives Delivery at the Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs, Kenya. In this role, she provided technical guidance on various initiatives, including the digital economy, innovations and start-ups, e-ID, e-government, and national addressing. Nyambura also led the Ajira Digital Program, which leveraged the gig economy for Kenya’s digital transformation. Additionally, she served as Chief of Staff to the Cabinet Secretary, where she was responsible for the coordination and effective management of the office’s priorities and dependencies. Before joining the Government, Nyambura worked as a Business Development Manager at Google, Kenya. There, she was responsible for strategic business guidance and insights, deal work, and internal cross-functional alignment. She has also worked for a business execution consultancy, McKinney Rogers Africa, Citigroup, and Microsoft. Nyambura holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Systems Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Computer Science with ICT Management.