Ken Njoroge

CEO and co-Founder, Cellulant


Ken is a co-founder and the group CEO of Cellulant. A mobile commerce evangelist and career entrepreneur, Ken previously served as co-founder and Solution Design Director of 3Mice Interactive Media. The company grew from a two-man team to a leading web development firm in East Africa. 3Mice was later acquired by Africa Online- the largest Pan-African Internet Service Provider.

Ken is unwavering in his pursuit of seeing Cellulant achieve its mission of building a world class, values-driven $1B business for Africa, by Africans, in Africa. Ken has led the company from an idea sketched on a serviette in 2003 with his co-founder Bolaji Akinboro, to a reputable payments company in Africa. Cellulant currently has more than 300 employees across 11 markets; servicing 34 countries in Africa.

Over the past couple of years, Ken has invested time in training and advising the next generation of entrepreneurs, and contributing to the growth of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa. In recognition of this, in 2017, Ken was selected as the first Sub-Saharan and Kenyan Global Endeavor Entrepreneur for his commitment to advancing an ecosystem of entrepreneurship in Africa.