David Bunei was announced as the Managing Director of Oracle Kenya. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.
With more than two decades experience in the IT and Telecommunications sector, David has held several leadership roles with leading organisations. Prior to joining Oracle, David was General Manager at Cisco Systems, responsible for business in East Africa and Indian Ocean Islands for almost four years, from September 2015. This position followed other leadership roles at the organisation, in technical and sales management.
Andrew Sordam, Vice President & Regional Managing Director Africa, comments, “David Bunei is a strong fit for Oracle. He has demonstrated the same shared commitment to Kenya, as well as a focus on placing customer needs first. We are confident that under his leadership, Oracle will fortify its reputation as a digital business solutions vendor of choice.”
David Bunei responds, “I’m excited for the next chapter of my professional life at Oracle. It’s an opportunity to align more companies with the most relevant cloud solution for their imperatives while building lasting relationships between customers and business partners that deliver mutual success.”
Kenya is one of 10 African nations where Oracle has dedicated offices to serve the local business community. Other countries are Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Mauritius and Senegal. Oracle’s presence on the African continent dates back 30 years.
With many organizations coming up to offer cloud based services particularly targeting the African market, it will be interesting to see how David Bunei will steer Oracle towards achieving a market lead in the East African nation. David’s appointment also come at at a time when many ICT intensive organizations especially banks are faced with numerous cybercriminal challenges. Last year alone Kenya lost over shs 30 billion to cyberattacks, and cloud based computing has been put forward as one of the solutions that may be effective against cybercrime.