Technology company Andela has announced that it has appointed Janet Maingi as its new Country Director for Kenya.
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.
As Country Director, Janet is tasked with bringing on leadership and operational excellence to drive the next phase of Andela Kenya’s growth as a business and as the best place to work for technologists in Kenya.
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].
Seni Sulyman, Andela’s Vice President of Global Operations says: “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. 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 builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers. In four years, Andela has hired over 1,200 developers globally with tech campuses in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali. It is backed by investment from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Google Ventures, CRE Venture Capital and Spark Capital.