Google Appoints Agnes Gathaiya Country Director, East Africa

Agnes Gathaiya has been appointed Country Director for East Africa at Google. She will manage the regional operations for East Africa.

In her new role, Gathaiya will be responsible for developing and executing the organisation’s in-country strategy for innovation and growth in line with Google’s regional priorities and mission, vision, and values and contributing to in-country growth of Google products and services.

She will also oversee the building and managing strategic partnerships, including relationships with leading advertisers, agencies, and clients as well as driving revenue growth. Gathaiya has more than 21 years of experience in organisational transformation, focused on developing strategy, and providing commercial leadership in sales and business development.

Gathaiya has held various top positions in telecommunications, banking, enterprise services, and consultancy. Before her position in IPSL, Agnes Gathaiya was the head of Enterprise Sales at Safaricom and the Public Sector general manager at the defunct Chase Bank.

She was also a director at SAP, heading strategy, and increasing the company’s visibility in Kenya and Rwanda. As the country director for East Africa at Google, Agnes will be responsible for managing regional operations for East Africa, developing and Google’s regional priorities and mission, vision, and values.

The techie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Global Executive Masters in Business Administration from USIU and Columbia University.

She sits on several boards including One Acre Fund where she is an independent director. Others United way, African Women in Fintech and Payments, and the Payments Association of Kenya.