John Paul Okwiri is a highly accomplished executive celebrated for extensive experience in procurement, supply chain management, and investment strategies. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA), he has played a critical role in transforming the organization into a leading center of excellence for innovation and technology, focusing on advancing Kenya’s knowledge economy.

With over 20 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management, Mr. Okwiri has established himself as a respected leader, demonstrating his strategic vision and excellent management capabilities. He has provided critical leadership in the procurement and implementation of several large-scale projects at Konza Technopolis, including successfully delivering Konza Phase 1 Horizontal Infrastructure and establishing the Kenya Advance Institute of Science and Technology. His exceptional business acumen was also instrumental in mobilizing resources to construct a tier 3 National Data Center, transforming Kenya’s cloud infrastructure and data center services.

In addition, Mr. Okwiri has demonstrated exceptional organizational and leadership skills in securing the 40th International Association of Science Parks (IAPS) 2024 Conference for Konza Technopolis. This event is an opportunity for global innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship leaders to come together and discuss the latest trends and developments in these fields. Under Mr. Okwiri’s leadership, Konza Technopolis has solidified its position as a leading center of excellence for innovation and technology in the region.

Mr. Okwiri holds an MBA in Procurement & Supply Chain Management from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting. He is a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (MCIPS-UK) and the Kenya Institute of Supplies & Management (MKISM). Besides, John is a certified FIDIC Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)Expert.


Overall, John Paul Okwiri’s impressive track record of accomplishments and exceptional leadership skills make him an invaluable asset to Konza Technopolis Development Authority. He has successfully aligned the organization’s vision of positioning Kenya as a leading center of excellence for innovation and technology with his strategic vision, driving the development of this flagship initiative to its fullest potential. His dedication to advancing the development of the Kenyan economy is unwavering, and he is committed to cementing Konza Technopolis’ position as a hub for innovation and technology in the region.