Tej Kohli, Kenya
Kenya’s growing connectivity has led to it to becoming one of Africa’s tech hubs. It has its own ‘Silicon Valley’ in Nairobi, called ‘Silicon Savanah’, where start-ups and venture capital firms are clustered in a plethora of tech centres such as iHub, 88mph and Innovation 4 Africa. Nairobi has also attracted the global tech giants Google, Intel and Microsoft. The indigenous industry is growing fast and is producing apps that are helping Kenyans, including one that helps farmers get a fairer price for their produce. This surge in innovation must be supported and with this in mind, Tej Kohli has held talks with the Kenyan government to invest in the country’s tech sector, which holds the seeds of great future success.