•Okwiri holds an MBA in Procurement & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.
•In his career, Okwiri has been instrumental in delivering large-scale projects at Konza Technopolis
Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) has confirmed John Okwiri as CEO after holding the office for 10 months in an interim capacity.
Following the confirmation, he replaces Engineer John Tanui who was appointed as the Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information Communication and the Digital Economy last year.
Following the appointment, Okwiri will be charged with the responsibility of providing strategic leadership to Konza Technopolis to achieve its vision as a leading global Technopolis and innovation hub.
In his career, Okwiri has been instrumental in delivering large-scale projects at Konza Technopolis, including successful delivery of Konza Phase 1 Horizontal Infrastructure and the establishment of Kenya Advance Institute of Science and Technology.
“John Paul Okwiri is a dynamic and visionary executive passionate about driving transformative change. With a proven track record in delivering large scale strategic infrastructure and innovation projects leveraging diverse resourcing models,” The board of KoTDA said in a statement
He was also instrumental in mobilizing resources to construct a tier 3 National Data Center, transforming Kenya's cloud infrastructure and Data Center services in addition to securing the 41st International Association of Science Parks (IAPS) 2024 Conference for Konza Technopolis.
Okwiri holds an MBA in Procurement & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.
He is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS-UK) and the Kenya Institute of Supplies & Management (MKISM). Besides, John is a certified FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)Expert.
Prior to his appointment, Okwiri has been the acting CEO of the Authority for the last 10 months.