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Prof. Bitange Ndemo

Prof. Bitange Ndemo is an ICT specialist and an Associate professor in Entrepreneurship. He also teaches Research Methods and Management at the School of Business, University of Nairobi. Prior to this, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication where he initiated various transformative projects, including development of the undersea cables into East Africa and the development of the Kenya Open Data Initiative. 

Profile

Prof. Bitange Ndemo is an ICT specialist and an Associate professor in Entrepreneurship. He also teaches Research Methods and Management at the School of Business, University of Nairobi. Prior to this, he was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication where he initiated various transformative projects, including development of the undersea cables into East Africa and the development of the Kenya Open Data Initiative. He sits on several Boards including Safaricom, Mpesa Foundation and Research ICT Africa. He is a senior advisor to the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance and the UN Global Pulse.

Prof. Ndemo has spent more than two decade in the classroom and lecture halls with over 20 years of experience lecturing at the university. He is highly skilled in the design and implementation of both short and long training curricula and has taught various courses including entrepreneurship, research methods, statistics, and innovation management. His responsibilities as an associate professor include the supervision of both PhD and Masters students as they undertake their research. Notably, he has supervised more than 100 MBA thesis projects and 10 PhD Theses.

In addition, he has over 20 years of business, finance and technology expertise gained from his years in Government, Higher Education and the Private Sector. He is recognized as a thought leader and champion of development strategies particularly aimed at transforming Kenya through ICT and social enterprise. He is a skilful researcher with immense experience in policy development, review and implementation. He has authored several policy papers and provided research based policy advice to several governments in Africa and South America as well as other private and public sector institutions.

He holds a PhD in Industrial Economics from the University of Sheffield in the UK, an MBA from University of St. Thomas, Minnesota USA, and Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Minnesota.

Education

University of Sheffield, England, 2000 – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA, 1991 – Master of Management Information Systems

University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA, 1988 – Bachelor of Science, Finance

Work Experience

2019 - To Date
Professor of Entrepreneurship
University of Nairobi
2013 – 2018
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship
University of Nairobi
2013 – 2014
Senior Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Research Methods and Management, School of Business
University of Nairobi
2005 – 2013
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Information and Communications, Government of Kenya
2004 – 2005
Entrepreneurship, Research Methods and Statistics and Head of Research and Consultancy, School of Business.
University of Nairobi
2002 – 2004
Chairman, Department of Business and Economics
University of Nairobi
1995 – 2004
Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Management and Statistics Faculty of Commerce
University of Nairobi
1993 – 1995
Tutorial Fellow, Taught a Range of Courses Including Management Information Systems, Statistics and Management
University of Nairobi
1989 – 1993
Financial Systems Analyst
Medtronic Inc

Units Taught at the University

Undergraduate

  1. DBA 403 Entrepreneurship

Masters

  1. DES 501 Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  2. DES 604 Entrepreneurial Seminar
  3. DES 602: Managing a Growing Business
  4. DES 502:  New Venture Creation and Development.

Doctoral

  1. DSE 701 Conceptual And Theoretical Foundations Of Entrepreneurships And Small Business Development
  2. DES 702 Seminar in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
  3. DGM 701 Theory in Global Business Management
  4. DGM 702 Global Business Seminar