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Gilda Odera

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Gilda Odera is one of the very few leading women entrepreneurs in Africa's ICT Industry and is a pioneer in both Internet Service Provision and Business Process Outsourcing in Kenya. She has run Skyweb Technologies Ltd as Managing Director since 2002. In 2005, Gilda started Skyweb-Evans Ltd, in pursuit of a passion to develop the call centre and Business Process Outsourcing industry in Kenya. Gilda was appointed in December 2009 by the Office of the Prime Minister to be Chairperson of a BPO/ITES Advisory Group, to advise the Prime Minister on how the Kenyan government can develop the industry.A graduate of the University of Nairobi, Gilda started her working career at Marketing Support Services and worked up to become a director in the company, a position she held leaving in 2001 to join Skyweb Technologies Ltd. Gilda is married with two children and enjoys community service. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Milimani where she has served as a Community Service Director and Club Secretary. She is also a member of OWIT (Organisation of Women in Trade).Gilda Odera has received the following awards:<br />Africa ICT Achievers’ Award; Top ICT Business Woman 2005; Runner Up<br />Best Entrepreneur of the Year, 2006 by Computer Society of Kenya; Developing the Outsourcing Industry in Kenya-2007 by Computer Society of Kenya.godera@skywebevans.co.ke