Who Owns Mawingu Internet

Who Owns Mawingu Internet? CEO Farouk Ramji Profile, List of Tycoon Investors, & Net Worth

Mawingu Network is among the most successful rural and peri-urban internet service providers in Kenya. It is an affordable gateway to global opportunities for local households and businesses. At the core is a high-performance, low-cost solar-powered wireless technology with extensive coverage. We focus on the deep-pocket tycoon who owns Mawingu Internet.

The multi-funded Mawingu Networks started operations in 2014, majorly covering parts of Nanyuki and Laikipia. The ISP has since expanded to include at least 17 counties with a bigger eye on the remaining 30 counties.

Who owns Mawingu Internet?

Farouk Ramji is the chief executive officer at Mawingu Networks; formerly the Chief Transformation & Performance Officer at Telkom Kenya. His 12 years of experience in operations and technology is highly regarded.

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The biography of Farouk Ramji indicates that he is a Finance and Human Resources graduate from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). On top of that, he holds a management certification from INSEAD.

Born in Vancouver Canada, Farouk Ramji’s father is from Kisumu, and his mother Nairobi.

“Mawingu’s aim is not to simply drop an Internet cable at someone’s house. We seek to help our customers access new opportunities for work, education, entertainment, and social connections through the power of the internet.

Our company’s mission is driven by this very purpose: Open Opportunities. Mawingu is positioning itself as a provider of quality Internet at affordable rates, with the capacity and desire to connect frontier regions that have never had access to meaningful internet.”

CEO Farouk Ramji.

Tabulated below are even more executives at the company.

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COOJohn Omagwa
CFOSalome Oyuga
CCOAlejandro Echeverri
Chief of StaffJoseph de Durfort
Head of MaxMusa Ndausi Ibrahim
Head of ImpactCharles Watiri
Info System ManagerMartha Watene
Human ResourceElizabeth Waweru
Head of BizSammy Githongo
Technical ManagerPeter Waiyaki

Elsewhere, Mawingu internet owner’s net worth is reportedly more than Ksh. 1 billion as of 2024.

List of Mawingu Networks investors

InfraCo Africa$6 million
E3 Capital$1.5 million
Dutch development bank FMO.$1.5 million

For the record, InfraCo Africa is financially backed by the UK, Netherlands, and Switzerland governments.

Incorporated in 2012 at the foothill of Mount Kenya, Mawingu launched its operations in 2014 with a major boost in capital investments.

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Latest stats indicate the Mawingu has about 15,000 internet subscribers, representing 1.5 percent of the total market share.

Internet ProviderMarket Share
Zuku Internet25.5%
JTL Faiba22.1%
Poa Internet10.8%
Mawingu Network1.5%

Even better, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) indicates continued growth at Mawingu Networks.

CEO Farouk Ramji is candid about adding value to mainstream connectivity solutions even as the ownership of Mawingu Internet re-strategizes for greater possibilities.

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