Afchix Team

Afchix Leaders



Board Members

Dorcas Muthoni

CEO

Openworld Ltd


Country: Kenya
Recognitions Internet Hall of Fame Inductee | World Economic Forum Young Global Leader| Top 40 Under 40 Women 2014 in Kenya | Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology's Change Agent award winner | Women’s Forum Rising Talent |
------------- Ms. Dorcas Muthoni, an entrepreneur and computer scientist, is the CEO and founder of OPENWORLD LTD (www.openworld.co.ke), a software company she started at the age of 24 years. OPENWORLD is now a leading e-Government and Business Software Services firm in the Eastern Africa region. OPENWORLD has been involved in the delivery of some most widely used web and cloud applications in Africa such as ARIS, an African Union reporting application used by all the 54 member states, Performance Management System for the Government of Kenya automating performance contracting in the public sector and OpenBusiness, a revolutionary cloud/mobile SME business management tool.- Muthoni is also the founder of a mentorship and capacity building initiative for women in computing across Africa, AfChix,. Since the year 2004, in Kenya and across other countries, AfChix activities have included, organizing annual Computing Career Conferences with a special emphasis on encouraging the uptake of computing careers amongst young women and high school girls; continuous career development for technical women as well role modeling to upcoming women in computer science. This passion and involvement has christened her as a role model for the women and girl folk in the African community. Muthoni has been on the board of directors several global tech companies including Ushahidi and Enset. Through her day to day work as an entrepreneur and computer scientist, Muthoni seeks to see technology positively transforming the lives of the African society, governments and enterprises.

Nodumo Dhlamini

Director

Knowledge Management, Association of African Universities


Country: Zimbabwe
Profile: Nodumo is a Zimbabwean national who lives and works in Ghana. She is employed as the Director of ICT Services and Knowledge Management at the Association of African Universities Secretariat. Nodumo holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics & Computer Science) and a Master of Business Administration. She is passionate about mentorship, coaching and aligning technology to solve real challenges.

Khoudia Gueye

CEO

SenChix association


Country: Senegal
Profile: Khoudia GUEYE is a Senegalese national. Currently she is employed as the Director of Infrastructures and Information Systems at the Senegalese Virtual University. Khoudia holds a Master degree in Mathematics and a Master degree in Computer Science & Telecommunications and more than 15 years of experience as a network engineer. She is passionate about social business (mentorship,networking, coaching) and believes that technology could change our lives better. She is the CEO and co-founder of SenChix, one of the first AfChix chapters.

Houda Chakiri

CEO

Enhanced Technologies SARL


Country: Morocco
Profile: Mrs Houda Chakiri is CEO and founder of Enhanced Technologies, a Moroccan IT company specializing in developing e-Government solutions. Selected among top ten finalists of Sawaed contest, named among 100 best social entrepreneurs in GK3, Malaysia 2007, selected in Techwomen program 2012 funded by the US department of State and in IEEE CIST 2014 Young ICT Entrepreneur Award and got WSTEM best middle level executive award 2015 by Meera Kaul Foundation. Houda holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Mohammed the Vth University in Rabat, a master’s degree in Laser Physics from Hassan IIth from University of Casablanca, and a Master’s Degree of Science in Computer Networks from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane. Houda has worked since 2003 as an IT manager overseeing different R&D projects at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, and is currently working to manage the change that introduction of ICT brings to the organizational, political, and social levels in public administration in Morocco while managing her company Enhanced Technologies.

Irene Misoi

Catholic University of Esst Africa (CUEA)


Country: Kenya
Qualifications

Programs Coordinator

Lillian Achom

Founder and CEO

eHub Uganda Ltd


Country: Uganda
Qualifications: BSci. Computer Information Systems