TOP25 MEN IN DIGITAL

Top Men in Digital was created in 2018 to recognize men doing great work to for personal, industry and community growth. The inaugural 25 top men in digital announcement was done on 23rd November 2018 in Nairobi. The recognition created need to create capacity for men to grow, intensify impact and create a pipeline of men in Digital.

The 2nd awards of top 25 men in digital will be held on 7th November 2019 in a cocktail set up. The event is will celebrate and recognize the best in the industry, share industry trends and network for career, innovation and business growth.

ENTRY & SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Entry open to men only
  • Eligible to men of all ages
  • Men can nominate self or be nominated
  • Nominations entered online through a form that collects necessary details

2020 HONOREES: 2019 HONOREES: 2018 HONOREES:

Sitoyo is the Chief Financial Services Officer at Safaricom PLC as well as interim CEO M-PESA Africa responsible for managing and growing Safaricom mobile financial services. M-Pesa is one of the most celebrated mobile financial technology innovations in the world. Mpesa has become one of the most valuable and used mobile payment platforms during the COVID -19 Pandemic. Prior to joining Safaricom PLC, Sitoyo served as the M-Commerce Director at Vodacom Tanzania PLC, where he led the turnaround strategy for the adoption and execution of M-PESA which resulted in the accelerated growth of M-PESA in Tanzania.

Mugambi is an advocate of the high court of Kenya, a trained mediator and a legislative and policy analyst. For a long time, he has been in the fore front fighting for internet freedom and legal representation to internet content creators. He has represented and advised bloggers, journalists and institutions on protecting, promoting and expanding the right to freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information in Kenya. He trains lawyers and content creators on internet and the law matters within East Africa. He has invested in a blog www.laibuta.com that focuses on educating digital natives on internet and the law.

Oliver is currently the Group Digital Editor at Radio Africa In charge of online content development and publishing for the Star Newspaper, Mpasho Classic 105, Kiss 100 and Radio Jambo.Oliver has been instrumental in development of electronic journalism through radio Africa digital assets and his own digital channels where he engages the online community on a regular basis. He previously worked at Nation Media Group as a news journalist Contributing digital content for Daily Nation, Saturday Nation, Sunday Nation and Taifa Newspapers. He also worked at Daystar University corporate affairs office.

Lanre is the Group Director IT & Operations Equity Group. He is also the Managing Director, of Finserve Africa. In the last few years, Equity has initiated and implemented key financial technology innovations that have completely transformed customer banking experience. Lanre a senior technology and banking Operations leader has been in the forefront driving digital transformation and digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience at the bank. He previously worked at Access Bank Plc as Chief Information Officer, Diamond Bank Plc as Head of IT and UBA Group as Chief Information Officer.

Erastus is fast rising content creator in the entertainment industry. Popularly known as Flaqo Raz in different social media platforms, he has built a huge following by developing hilarious family comedy around the main character Mama Otis. His ability to play several characters on stage as the mother, father and children in his acts, has set him apart as gifted entertainer. Erastus is a committed content creator who engages his followers and delivers fresh content on a regularly consistent manner.He has grown his influence to attract big advertising brands interested in tapping his online influence and ability to attract the attention of key consumers.

Robert Mwirigi Kunga is a blogger and the Head of Operations at Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) . He is a founding member of BAKE an association that brings bloggers together. Robert is a automobile enthusiast demonstrated by his passionate review of different cars through his digital channels. He is one of the most influential content creators in the motoring industry having worked with big brands as an online influencer. He is the co-host of East Africa's Premier automotive Show, Cars with Big Boy Trev (CBBT)Robert has trained and mentored many young bloggers, hosted different tech events including Pivot East Africa developer competition.