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Michael Macharia -“What I have learnt since Strathmore”

Mr Michael Macharia (36), a qualified Chartered Accountant and true entrepreneur founded Seven Seas Technology Group at the age of 25 and has steered the Group as founder and CEO to what it is today through innovation, vision, commitment and passion.

The result is a true Kenyan success story in Technology Entrepreneurship with SST Group receiving several accolades from major forums and vendors in its pursuit of excellence, performance and growth

Under his leadership, the company  has expanded into Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia. The company’s customer portfolio includes industry leaders in Telecoms, Banking and Government Institutions. SST currently boasts a workforce of over 100 permanent, highly skilled, multi cultural employees.

He dropped out of the University of Egerton after a year as a mathematics and physics undergraduate and instead opted for an accounting course at Strathmore University.

Husband and father to wife Connie and son Leo, he is also an avid social golfer and architecture enthusiast. He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization, Kenya Chapter) and has attended numerous management development courses all over the world for Entrepreneurship, Human Resource development and Operations Excellence.

He is an Alumnus of Strathmore Business School/IESE, where he attended the Advanced Management Programme(AMP) in 2009.

Mr Macharia continues to give back to the community through programmes such as theKnowledge for Life Initiative which not only mentors and assists students in finding positions in the workplace, but increases the quality of work skill into the industry.

He has always been passionate about technology and ways technology can be used to leverage and transform Africa in the way we live, work, play and govern.

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