Boko Inyundo is the Senior Marketing Manager, Technology Sector, at the global law firm DLA Piper, a Non-Exec Advisor to the Africa + Tech-focused consultancy De Charles and a Member of the International Advisory Group of the Africa Professional Services Group as well as on the Boards of the Royal African Society and the African Foundation for Development.
Boko has held business development roles in the professional services and advertising industries including at: Lewis Silkin, a leading legal advisor to the advertising industry and for major global brands; Linklaters, in its engagement with the media and technology industries globally; and Deloitte, where as its TMT industry group marketing manager he helped develop the firms TMT Predictions series and its Technology Fast 50 programme; as well as at Saatchi & Saatchi (UK) where he led communications for the then Lloyds TSB, RBS, Procter & Gamble, and the Central Office of Information (COI) which was the UK government’s marketing and communications agency; and at Ogilvy (Kenya), working with Africa Online plc. on the launch of this, the first, pan-African ISP, South African Breweries on its market entry into East Africa and PepsiCo.
His areas of expertise include: corporate strategy and business planning and its alignment with strategic marketing in the context of client relationship management, new business development and globally integrated communications. Boko has a demonstrable professional interest in Africa, noting he is: a Non-Executive Advisor to De Charles, a consultancy that works alongside similarly inspired founders and entrepreneurs to build products and narratives for the new generation of companies focused on Africa; a member of the International Advisory Group of the Africa Professional Services Group, which aims to bring visibility to all Pan-African professional markets to grow careers and create opportunities, with Africa Legal, its first specialist site, making it easier for African legal professionals to access the latest jobs, news and digital courses in one place; while he has recognised leadership roles in the Africa-UK third sector as a member of the Boards of both the Royal African Society and the African Foundation for Development. Boko is also a listed consultant with Cartus, the US-based industry leader in workforce development support to organizations worldwide, with Boko assisting senior executives and their families as they relocate from the US and Europe into Africa, while he also commentates on Africa-related matters in the media.
Boko is British and Kenyan. He was born, grew up and has worked in Kenya and has family there and in Uganda as well as in-laws in Ethiopia. He runs his own community-based organisation operating in Kenya and helps meet the needs of extended family across East Africa. At Henley Business School Boko led a successful MBA consultancy project advising a South African youth development organisation on improving its Alumni engagement. Initiatives such as this, together with his personal background and professional interests, stimulate and sustain his enduring passion for Africa, with a particular interest being the role of technology and the youth in enabling positive change across the continent.
Boko holds an MBA (Distinction) from Henley Business School as well as a Masters in Marketing Management from Westminster Business School and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He also played professional football with Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Cologne and was selected to represent Kenya in rugby, while for the latter sport he is an England Rugby Football Union (RFU) certified Coach with Boko regularly coaching junior rugby teams at the widely acclaimed Barnes Rugby Club in London.