Wambui Kinya is a vice president, Success at Andela, a company that recruits the most talented software engineers on the African continent and pairs them with global tech companies as full-time, distributed team members. Founded on the premise that brilliance is evenly distributed, Andela has built one of the most selective engineering institutions in the world, with headquarters in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, San Francisco and New York City. As Chief Strategy Officer, Wambui develops partnerships with top tech organizations across Africa and spearheads Andela’s efforts to recruit technical leadership.
Wambui was formerly Group Managing Director, Pan Africa and South America, for global technology consulting firm ThoughtWorks. She has since transitioned to a consultative role building the open source and health service ecosystems in Africa, both areas of great personal passion. Currently based in Nairobi, Wambui has been in the professional services (digital, mobile marketing and technology consulting) industry for over eighteen years and has worked in North America, Europe and Africa for companies such as Praekelt Consulting, IBM Global Business Services and Digitas (Publicis Groupe).