Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Kenya for Windows 10 launch

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft

Mr. Nadella announced his visit to Kenya through his twitter handle @satyanadella, “Arrived in Kenya to celebrate @Windows 10 launch with fans & learn how tech is #empowering Kenyan people & orgs yesterday.”

Nadella also posted a picture on Tuesday from the Nanyuki Airfield, in Laikipia County of Kenya. Nairobi is one of 13 cities where Microsoft is holding special launch events on Wednesday. Nanyuki a town where Microsoft has pioneered its Mawingu project, a project that seeks to use TV whitespaces technology to provide internet for residents in Laikipia county, though the project is still on its piloting stages.

Nadella is set to meet mainly with Kenyan developers.

The launch of Windows 10 is set to take place later in the evening at Aboreturm, where Satya Nadella will officiate the launch.

At Microsoft Nadella has led major projects including the company’s move to cloud computing and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.[

Nadella worked as the senior vice-president of Research and Development (R&D) for the Online Services Division and vice-president of the Microsoft Business Division.

Later, he was made the president of Microsoft’s $19 billion Server and Tools Business and led a transformation of the company’s business and technology culture from client services tocloud infrastructure and services.

He has been credited for helping bring Microsoft’s database, Windows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud. The revenue from Cloud Services grew to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion when he took over in 2011.

Nadella’s visit to Kenya comes just a few days after the Global Entrepreneurs Summit that was chaired by President of the United States, President Barack Obama, that saw investors and entrepreneurs from across the globe converge in Nairobi for the summit.

It was also during the same summit that saw The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, sign a mandate letter to begin financing discussions with Mawingu Networks, a provider of solar-powered wireless Internet across rural Kenya which is a project by Microsoft 4Afrika which is an initiative by Microsoft.

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