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Yonas Maru
Managing Director at BCS

Profile

Yonas Maru is the Founder and Managing Director of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS) an open access wholesale bandwidth and city to city high speed telecommunications infrastructure provider. BCS is a shareholder in The TEAMS submarine cable.

Prior to starting BCS, Mr. Maru worked at the Investment Fund Kingdom Zephyr Management, where he initiated and headed efforts on debt securitization transactions. Yonas also served as a Strategic Consultant at McKinsey & Company Johannesburg office, where he advised several multinationals in the telecommunications and IT industries. Yonas holds an MBA from Columbia University and a MSC in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in the United States.

Through his astute leadership Yonas has led and directed tremendous growth and the BCS Network has expanded over the last 9 years.   Through him BCS recently received funding from The European Investment Bank to expand its network construction activities in Uganda, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia and The DRC. Working with Facebook, Vodacom and Airtel in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Yonas leadership at BCS has made BCS to have some first like

The first Company to have fribre across the Kenyan boarders with Ethiopian and Tanzania

The first fibre company to have a redundant link between Rwanda and Uganda

The first fibre company to lay an underwater cable on lake Albert

Agenda Sessions

  • New Business Models I Identifying and integrating new strategies in the whole market

    14:20