Mr. John Sergon has been appointed the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the ICT Authority (ICTA) in Kenya.
He takes over from Mr. Robert Mugo who has headed the corporation in acting capacity for more than two years. Mr. Mugo took over from Victor Kyalo who made a move to the Ministry of ICT as Permanent Secretary.
Until his appointment, he was the Director of ICT at the Ministry of ICT in the State Department of ICT and Innovation, overseeing the numerous high value ICT projects under the Ministry.
Before then, he was the Ag. ICT Secretary, Directorate of e-Government and ICT Director at the Directorate of e-Government, in the Office of the President.
In addition, John has a wealth of experience in the security sector where he was the Director of the National Security Intelligence Service from 1999 to 2008, a post he held until he was transferred to the Directorate of e-Government.
Sergon holds a Business Administration Bachelors degree from the University of Columbia, USA and MSC, Information Systems Management from the Bowie State University.
Mr. Sergon has a wealth of experience in public service spanning over 24 years and has served mainly in the ICT and security sectors.
ICT Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology. The corporation was established in August 2013. The Authority is tasked with rationalizing and streamlining the management of all Government of Kenya ICT functions.
ICTA’s broad mandate entails enforcing ICT standards in Government and enhancing the supervision of its electronic communication. The body also promotes ICT literacy, capacity, innovation and enterprise in line with the Kenya National ICT Masterplan 2017.
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