Microsoft has announced the appointment of Catherine Muraga as its Managing Director for the African Development Centre (ADC) premier engineering hub in Nairobi effective 01 June 2022.
Catherine, a seasoned IT professional with over 15 years of experience, 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.
“I am excited to be joining the ADC at this particular time and look forward to continuing the tremendous work that has already begun,” said Muraga while welcoming her appointment.
The new ADC Managing Director joins Microsoft from Stanbic Bank where she has been serving as the lender’s Head of Engineering since April 2021.
She has also served IT roles in Sidian Bank where she was a director of IT and Operations, Kenya Airways and EABL
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.