Ben Roberts

Ben has been Liquid Telecom’s Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer since 2017, having previously served as Liquid Telecom’s Chief Technical Officer since 2006. With over 20 years of experience across a range of technologies in design, support, integration, and operational management roles, he has led the group’s networking and product strategy, expanding its technology base and fiber network across Africa.

Ben led the integration and business transformation as CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya as CEO from 2013 to 2017 and remains in Kenya as board chairman. In his current role, Ben is driving innovation across the Liquid Telecom group, while exploring how to digitally transform our services and technology stack, launching new technologies and products to our customers, and helping our customers innovate using our services.

Before joining Liquid Telecom, Ben was responsible for electronics design and satellite systems at Ericsson UK Limited. He also worked with Lotus Cars, the British sports car manufacturer, as an engineer. Ben holds a BSc in Hons Physics from the University of Bristol in the UK. Ben is passionate about STEM education and how it can be enabled by ICT and is a Board Committee Member of Young Scientists Kenya (YSK).

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