Technology company Andela has appointed Janet Maingi as its new Country Director for Kenya. She is tasked with driving the next phase of Andela Kenya’s growth as a business and as the best place to work for technologists.
Seni Sulyman, Andela’s Vice President of Global Operations said, “Janet’s reputation for building and leading cross-functional teams, her values as a leader, and her aspirations for Kenya make her our ideal Country Director. We are truly excited to have her on our team.”
“Andela is advancing human potential by powering today’s teams and investing in tomorrow’s leaders. Kenya represents our 2nd largest office, and we need a strong business leader with broad entrepreneurial and cross-functional corporate experience, who would drive operational excellence as we continue scaling,” she added.
Janet joins Andela from Nairobi-based BRCK, where she was the Director of Finance & Administration and previously Director of Operations. Her career prior to BRCK involved Operations, HR Management, Project Management and Administration at Wananchi Group Ltd and Swift Global.
Andela launched operations in Kenya in July 2015 and currently has one of the largest numbers of engineers in a Kenyan company with over 400 software engineers. The company has since hired and developed over 1,200 software engineers across the continent and integrated them into hundreds of companies, including Safaricom, Mastercard Labs and Github.
Janet joins a predominantly female team of Country Directors – Omowale David-Ashiru (Nigeria), Jackie Ochola (Uganda), and Clément Uwajeneza (Rwanda).