our team

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u
senior advisor

Professor Njuguna S. Ndung'u, Senior Advisor, is the former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya and lends the CTI team much experience in the way of implementing transformative technologies in rural parts of Kenya. He is an economist, a university professor and a researcher. Prior to his appointment as Governor, he was the Director of Training at the African Economic Research Consortium, (AERC), a Pan African premier capacity building network. He also worked as a regional programme specialist for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, of the International Development Research Centre, Canada and at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis as a principal analyst/researcher and head of the Macroeconomic and Economic Modelling Division. He led a team to develop the Kenyan micromodel that has been in use for forecasting growth and fiscal stance since 2001. As Governor, he worked with various global networks, he was the chair of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the first four formative years between 2009 and 2012. It is a network that develops and encourages its members to adopt financial inclusion policies that work. AFI has coordinated financial inclusion solutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It has been described as a ‘clearing house’ for policy solutions that have worked and can be replicated with ease in other countries for financial inclusion He also chaired of the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI), a sub-network of AFI that promotes financial inclusion in Africa via the mobile phone financial services. He has lectured in advanced economic theory and econometrics at the University of Nairobi. His recent contributions to public policy is in the area of transformative technology in Africa to create a better environment for game-changing innovations and entrepreneurship: https://www.brookings.edu/research/boosting-transformational-technology/