In today’s evolving world of technology and innovation, Kenya ICT Authority CEO, Stanley Kamanguya, from his early days as technical sales engineer at Atto Systems, to helming the affairs of the ICT Authority is a definition of the quote, “hard work always pays off.”
Kamanguya’s journey reflects not just a career spanning nearly 20 years, but a disciplined and purposeful preparation for the evolving challenges that appear in the fast-paced world of information and communication technology (ICT).
Stanley Kamanguya emerges as a highly educated and accomplished professional, equipped with a solid academic foundation and a wealth of experience across various sectors. Holding a BSc in Computer Science from Maseno University and an MBA from the United States International University – Africa, Kamanguya’s academic journey shows his hunger for knowledge, and his dedication to excellence.
Armed with an impressive arsenal of academic accolades and a journey that spans the realms of technology, research, and financial management, Kamanguya worked for every tool he needed to strategically position himself as the digital giant he is today.
Kamanguya commenced his professional journey in 2005 as a technical sales engineer at Atto Systems during its inception, showcasing his early engagement in the tech industry. Despite a brief stint which lasted less than a year, he played a pivotal role in sales and deployment of E-mail and Internet solutions while at Atto Systems.
Subsequently, Kamanguya transitioned to roles of increasing responsibility, serving as an assistant IT specialist at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research & Analysis (KIPPRA) and later as a senior research executive at TNS Research International. His tenure at TNS involved maintaining excellent client relations, managing accounts on Telco sector projects, and contributing to research project proposals and data analysis.
Following his departure from TNS Research International, Kamanguya held senior positions at IDC, PwC, and Mclain Hansons Consulting over a span of seven years, showcasing his versatility in different professional settings. His extensive experience caught the attention of The National Treasury – Government of Kenya, and he joined the Treasury in 2015 as a technical advisor in PFM Systems. Within three years, Kamanguya had risen to the position of Director, Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) and became a Member of the ICT Authority’s Board of Directors.
For seven years, Kamanguya contributed strategic insights, managed projects, and monitored finances at The National Treasury until November 2022. Simultaneously, from May to November 2022, he served as a part-time Member of the Board of Directors at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. In October 2022, Kamanguya assumed the role of CEO at the ICT Authority, where he currently leads and continues to make a significant impact.
His journey is marked by a combination of technical expertise, leadership acumen, and a commitment to driving innovation and efficiency in the realm of information and communication technology.
By Derrick Deti Kafui – Digital Economy Magazine