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Martin Karanja
Senior Market Engagement Manager at GSMA


Martin is the Senior Market Engagement Manager for the Ecosystem Accelerator programme, based out of Nairobi where he leads the Market Engagement team who build and develop relationships with mobile operators and start-ups in Africa and South and Southeast Asia. He also leads the support of the start-ups the programme funds through its Innovation Fund, and beyond.

Before joining GSMA, Martin has worked for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Symantec Corporation, Airtel Africa, and Orange, Telkom Kenya among others, and brings expertise in the ICT/Telecom industry across Sub-Saharan Africa, including Marketing and Business Development, Product Development and Technology Distribution.

Martin holds a Degree in International Business Administration from United States International University Nairobi, Kenya, and a Diploma in Technology Distribution from Global Technology Distribution Council, Grenoble France