PROF. BITANGE NDEMO

Associate Professor, University of Nairobi

PROF. BITANGE NDEMO

Associate Professor, University of Nairobi

Biography

I am the immediate former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication having served from 2005 to 2013. During my tenure in government, I initiated many transformative projects including infrastructural and development programs, as well as marketing Kenya as a destination for Business Processing Outsourcing. In December 12th, 2006, I was awarded the prestigious Chief of the Burning Spear (CBS) by the then Kenyan President, HE Mwai Kibaki, for my distinguished services.

I now lecture on entrepreneurship and research methods at the University of Nairobi’s Business School. Most of my research centers on the link between ICT and small and medium enterprises in Kenya with an emphasis on how ICT influence economic development in Kenya. I have spent more than two decades in the classroom and lecture halls with over 20 years of experience lecturing at the university level. I am highly skilled in the design and implementation of both short and long training curricula and have taught various courses including entrepreneurship, research methods, statistics, commerce, management and economics. My responsibilities as a senior lecturer include the supervision of both PhD and Masters Students as they undertake their research.

During my career I have published in several journals and book chapters, and given talks at various international conferences.

I hold a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK, an MBA and Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from The University of St. Thomas and University of Minnesota respectively.

I am also an advisor to iHub, the premier innovation hub in Sub-Sahara Africa, Senior Advisor to the UN on global digitization of payments – Better than Cash Alliance and immediate former Chairman of the Global Alliance for Affordable Internet (2013 – 2014).