Microsoft Kenya’s Former Marketing Lead Takes Over as CIO East Africa’s New CEO

Laura Chite
Courtesy Marketing Society of Kenya

Microsoft Kenya’s former marketing and communications lead, Laura Chite has been appointed as the new CEO of CIO East Africa. Laura takes over from Harry Hare, who will become board Chairman of CIO East Africa.

CIO East Africa, started in 2009, is a magazine targeted at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in East Africa, published by Kommunication Ultimate Limited (KUL) in conjunction with the International Data Group (IDG).

The outgoing CEO said that he is extremely excited to be handing over his office to a “tech marketing guru” and he believes that “she has what it takes to move this business to the next level.”

He continued to say, “I also believe this is a great opportunity not just for Laura, but also for CIO EA to leverage off her strengths and experience to help grow the business faster in line with our aspirations.”

On her side, Laura said, “I am super excited to have the opportunity to work with CIO EA as a company that I have admired and partnered with throughout my years of Tech marketing.  We are a strong brand in the East African market and I look forward to us growing bigger and better.”

Laura Chite has over 20 years of working experience in the IT industry ranging from HR to PR and Events to Sales and Marketing.

CIO East Africa says it is focused on delivering timely and accurate information about the trends and development of the sector to enable, key sector players to make informed technology investment decisions.

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