Catherine is the Managing Director of the Microsoft Africa Development Center, based in Nairobi.
A seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of experience, Catherine succeeds outgoing MD Jack Ngare, who has led the ADC since its inception in 2019. She brings a wealth of experience and is well-versed in the IT landscape in Kenya and the region, having worked in a variety of industries such as manufacturing, aviation, and banking.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Catherine led the Engineering team at Stanbic Bank Kenya and South Sudan and was a member of the bank’s Executive Leadership team. She was previously the Director of IT and Operations at Sidian Bank.
Catherine is an alumnus of Columbia Business School Digital Strategies for Business, Oxford University Fintech Programme and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Africa Nazarene University.