Joe Mucheru is the President of JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs. In this role, he supports JUMO’s growth goals, navigates the regulatory landscape, and builds the firm’s presence across the African continent. He was the former Kenyan Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, appointed by then President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. He held office from 2015 to 2022. He brings a wealth of government experience and in-depth knowledge of pan-African tech to the JUMO executive team and board. Joe was also previously the head of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) for Google, based in Nairobi, serving as Google’s first SSA employee. He joined Google in 2007 where he led the delivery of strategy, business planning and operations and was key to setting up Google’s presence on the continent.