Former Microsoft Kenya Country Director Heads To Meta In New Role

Kendi Nderitu, Former MS Kenya Country Director

Kendi Ntwiga has been appointed as the Global Head of Misrepresentation for Meta, the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

This follows her departure from Microsoft Kenya, where she served as the Country Leader.

Her tenure started in May, and she will be based in Ireland.

According to a statement revealing this development, Kendi will work to push for operational protocols to scale Meta’s enforcement of community standards.

Kendi will work alongside cross-functional teams in Engineering and Product Development, not to mention teams within Global Operations to drive protocols and other operations related to her new role.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Kendi worked as the General Manager of the East, West, and Central Africa Cluster at Check Point Software Technologies.

Her previous roles include leadership stints at Oracle, HP, and Intel.

She is also a champion in community services. For instance, Kendi was recognized as an Emerging Leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurship by the US government through the TechWomen program.  

Besides, she is the founder of She-Goes-Tech, an initiative that mentors young girls and women to take up STEM courses and remain in STEM careers.

In 2019, she was named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Under 40 Women Leaders.

Microsoft Kenya has since seen its former ADC Head Jack Ngare leave for Google. He was replaced by Catherine Muraga at the end of May, 2022.

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