Victor Otieno Appointed Nairobi’s County Officer For SMEs
Long serving SME consultant and former Managing Director of Viffa Consult, Victor Otieno Agolla, has picked up a new role at the County Government of Nairobi.
Victor shared on his LinkedIn page that he was starting his new position as the County Chief Officer (Digital Economy and Startups) after working at Viffa Consult for over 10 years. He has also taken in his role with promise to deliver and work with the people of Nairobi to improve the playing field for startups in Kenya’s capital.
“Innovation can be sustained through localized startup support programs with global linkage. Incubation in Nairobi 85 wards is a great leveraging on TVETs. Share your thoughts on how best to support startups in Nairobi,” Victor asked on his LinkedIn page, opening the field for residents to offer ideas on how best to promote startups in Nairobi.
Prior to this latest appointment, Victor had been an independent management consultant, specialized in Micro, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (MSMEs). This was alongside his Managing Director role at Viffa Consulting, which he also owns.
He is deeply passionate about the African Entrepreneur and has far worked with over 400 organizations in over 5 African countries in East and Southern Africa.
After qualifying as a Certified Public Accountant, Bachelor Of Commerce (Finance and Accounting) from Strathmore University and working for several years in civil society and private sector, he started his firm in 2013.
Victor has worked with over 400 partner organizations including; International and regional NGOs, Universities, Government Agencies and Parastatals, Private companies,Community Organizations among others.
He has also advised on and provided research support to entrepreneur support organisations, SME policy organs, SMEs and Startups.