Ranjith Cherickel

CEO & Founder

Ranjith Cherickel is the founder and CEO of icolo.io, a carrier neutral data center operator that designs, builds and operates open access data centers in Kenya. He started his career in New York and Silicon Valley working for technology companies like Verizon Wireless architecting, building and consolidating their technology platforms. After moving to Europe, he worked as a product manager at Skype in London and later moved to Munich to work in sales with Nokia. In his last role with Nokia, he was the Head of Sales for Nokia Networks in Africa. He is a Board Member of an Africa focussed early stage technology incubator called 88mph and is involved with many of their investments. Ranjith is an Industrial Engineer by training, has a Masters in Computer Science and did his MBA at INSEAD. His personal interests include wildlife in their Habitat, technology trends and photography. He lives in Nairobi with his family.