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Rakesh Kukreja is founding member and Managing Director of iSAT Africa Ltd FZC (part of Wananchi group). ISAT offers, along with standard terrestrial and satellite-based connectivity solutions, innovative solutions based on proven technologies but fine-tuned for Africa for niche markets like rural connectivity, GSM backhaul, maritime, broadcasting and others.
Rakesh has also played major role in building SimbaNET and Wananchi Telecom brand in Enterprise and wholesale business areas. Under his leadership, Wananchi Business Services has grown more than 5 times and has expanded its geographical footprints from Kenya, to Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi and UAE.
Rakesh is a Communication Engineer by qualification from India with 25 years of experience in the ICT industry, mostly in Africa and Middle East, and has led many organizations including new start-ups.
Rakesh is passionate about use of ICT for bring social change and bridging digital divide. He strongly believes that society deserves much more from ICT industry and professionals than what is being delivered.