Yonas MaruManaging Director at BCS Group
Mr. Yonas Maru is the founder and managing Director of Bandwidth and Cloud Services (BCS) Group. BCS Group, is a Mauritius-headquartered wholesale telecom infrastructure provider. with wholly owned subsidiaries operating under telecommunication licenses in Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo, and also serving Burundi, Ethiopia, South Sudan at their respective border points
BCS Group owns and operates in excess of 10,000 kilometers of terrestrial fiber in East and Central Africa, and is a shareholder in The East African Marine System (“TEAMS”) submarine cable which lands in Mombasa. BCS Group, to provide wholesale IP Transit, terrestrial fiber connectivity covering East and Central Africa, metro fiber connectivity to mobile towers, and fiber constructions services to mobile operators and Internet Services providers in the Countries it operates.
Prior to BCS, Mr. Maru worked in private equity, with Kingdom Zephyr Asset Management in Nairobi and Johannesburg, where he was responsible for business development of debt securitization transactions. Mr. Maru was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Co, based in Johannesburg, where he worked with the team that developed the Kenyan Vision 2030 strategy. Other assignments included formulating the African business development and operational strategies in the Telecom and Infrastructure sectors.
Mr. Maru holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, in the United States and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School, New York.