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Wambui Mbesa

Wambui Mbesa

Intrasoft International East Africa
Category: Women Empowerment in the Workplace, Women on Boards

Wambui Mbesa is the CEO of INTRASOFT International East Africa, a Subsidiary of INTRASOFT International, an IT solutions and services company headquartered in Luxembourg. She oversees operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Zambia.

With an MBA in Strategic Management, a PGD in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Education Business and Economics, she has over 20 years of experience as a technology industry executive and is an entrepreneur with a track record of award-winning performance and recognition as a visionary leader.
Some of the recent recognition include:
– CIO East Africa: Top 30+ Women in Technology in East Africa (ICT Leadership), 2020
– IFC Trailblazers: 20 Top Female Leadership in Emerging/ Frontier Markets (Value Creator), 2019
– JKUAT TechExpo: Keynote at TechExpo 10.0 JKUAT Changing Lives Through Innovation, 2020
An entrepreneur at heart, Wambui has co-founded and run a technology company that was recognized by Microsoft 5 times over the years for excellence and business growth within West, East and Central Africa and East & Southern Africa being named twice into the Microsoft President’s Club which recognizes the top 5 percent of high performing partners world-wide as reflected in their business success and growth.

Wambui is passionate about giving back and giving forward. She is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of leaders in general and in the IT space in particular. She volunteers as a mentor to many and is involved in mentoring with the Presidential Digital Talent Programme (Kenya); Logos Christian Scholarship Fund as well as The Mastercard Foundation’s Global Give Back Circle.

She is a member of the Kenya Women on Boards Network, Women in Technology (WiTA) Kenya Chapter, Kenya Institute of Directors among others.