Zoho Sets Up Physical Office in Nairobi, Complete with a Training Centre

Hyther Nizam - Zoho Corp. President for Middle East and Africa
Hyther Nizam - Zoho Corp. President for Middle East and Africa

Zoho, the Indian company that is known for providing enterprise resource planning software, and which prides itself as a corporation that bootstrapped itself to the greatness it enjoys today has announced the launch of its new location in Westlands, Nairobi, to fulfill the needs of its expanding clientele in Kenya.

At the moment, the office is being renovated and is anticipated to be fully operational in April 2023.

The new office will also feature an up-to-date training centre for Zoho’s associates and clients.

However, this is not the same as the innovation centre launched by the likes of Google, VISA, Bolt and Microsoft (ADC) in the country, but is still a good move for Zoho as it seeks to tailor-make its products for the Kenyan market.

Zoho did not mention if the same centre has been opened in other markets, meaning that the local one will be a first in the MEA region.

This development was announced today during Zoholics Kenya, the corporation’s yearly event for users that is taking place in Nairobi’s Radisson Blue Hotel in Upper Hill.

According to a statement from the corporation, this will be Zoho’s first physical office in Kenya.

The new office’s training centre, equipped with a high-tech video conference facility, can accommodate up to 40 attendees at any given time.

The facility will play an essential role in providing an environment for Zoho’s customers and partners in Kenya to engage, learn, and have hands-on interactions with the company’s suite of 55+ business software solutions.

Zoho has experienced substantial growth in Kenya over the past year, with a 48% increase in revenue and a significant rise in the number of employees. The company’s focus on building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with partners in the country is evident by its 33% growth in the partner network in 2022.

“We are thrilled to open our new office in Kenya,” said Veerakumar Natarajan, Country Head – Kenya, Zoho Corp. “We believe that our on-ground presence in Kenya will help us serve our customers in the country better. Zoho is committed to investing in local talent to provide the best possible service to its customers, this also reflects our strategy for business growth and expansion—transnational localism, in which we aim to be locally rooted while being globally connected. We look forward to working closely with the local businesses and empowering them digitally to drive growth and innovation.”