Mr Francis Wangusi Reappointed as Director General at Communications Authority of Kenya, He was first appointed to the position on 21st August 2012 for a period of three years. Prior to his appointment he had served in the same position in an acting capacity for a period of one year.
He beat five other candidates who were on the shortlist for the top CA position that had attracted 29 contestants. The board re-advertised the position after the first call for applicants failed to attract enough candidates. The KICA Act 2013 allows Mr Wangusi to apply for yet another four-year term in August 2019.
“The board would want the director general to deal with post-digital migration issues such as electronic waste dumping and set-top boxes distribution in the country to ensure that the gadgets reaches those who don’t have access to them,” said the CA board chairman Ben Gituku in an interview.
With over 20 years’ experience in the ICT Sector, Mr. Wangusi has previously served in various capacities at the then Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).
He joined the Authority in 2000 at the level of Assistant Director and rose through the ranks to his current position. He served as the Director in charge of Broadcasting and Special Projects as well as the Director in charge of Licensing, Compliance and Standards (LCS).
Prior to joining the Authority, Mr. Wangusi worked at the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (KP&TC). He also served as a Senior Lecturer at the former Kenya College for Communications Technology (KCCT) now Multimedia University College.
Mr. Wangusi holds a Masters degree in Space Sciences with specialization in Satellite Communications from the International Space University, France; a BSc in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Rome, Italy and a Charted Engineer Part II Certificate from the Institute of Electronics Engineering, UK.
He is also a holder of Global Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration (GEMBA) from the United States International University (USIU).
Mr. Wangusi has played a pivotal role in a number of key projects that have positively impacted on the ICT Sector in Kenya.
In recognition of his distinguished service rendered to the nation of Kenya in the ICT sector, in 2013, Mr. Wangusi was honoured with a presidential award of the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS).