After a successful 7-year tenure, Bilha Ndirangu will be stepping down as Africa’s Talking CEO to pursue other interests on the continent. Bilha will continue to serve on the board of directors and Co-Founder, Samuel Gikandi, will take up his previous role as CEO.
Prior to becoming CEO, Bilha championed the company’s strategic expansion and commercial growth as the company’s CCO. In her role as CEO, she doubled down on these efforts and reassured our mission of a developer-first company. Bilha’s vision and strategic direction continued to empower Software Developers to build sustainable and scalable businesses across the continent.
Africa’s Talking currently supports more than 80,000 developers and 6,500 businesses who can access telco services through AT’s SMS, USSD, Voice, Airtime and IoT APIs to scale their business communications solutions. Bilha’s tenure spanned a period of incredible growth as the company went from a little over 8 employees to scaling to over 100+ employees. Alongside the leadership team, she saw AT scale from one office in Kenya to 11 physical offices across Africa, including presence in over 20 countries. She also oversaw the expansion of the company’s product portfolio, including solutions such as Marketplace and AT Developers.