Richard Bell is a seasoned ICT entrepreneur who currently consults on technology, telecoms and renewable energy projects while exploring opportunities to leverage his knowledge through; academia, board appointments and targeted strategic investments in selected technology and renewable energy businesses.
Richard founded Kooba a 3rdparty co-location data center project between 2015 and 2017 before it had to be abandoned due to interference by the Mombasa County Government. Richard spent a decade between 2007 to 2017 as a Founder and Director of Wananchi Group which is a multi-media infrastructure company across 7 countries in Eastern Africa. Under their Zuku brand they were the first to deploy large scale fiber to the home infrastructure in Africa. They also own a media business, Direct-To-Home-Satellite TV business, and a corporate voice & data business. He stepped down from the board in April 2017.
Alexandra Bell (nee Archer) has an undergraduate degree in Horticulture (BSC Honours) from Reading University, England and a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Georgia, USA.
Alex was, until December 2016, the sole proprietor of Ecoscapes, a full service landscape architectural practice in Nairobi, which she founded in 1996. Prior to 1996, she worked for Pickering Firm Inc in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as a landscape architect.
At Ecoscapes our responsibilities for clients included master planning, site planning, feasibility studies, urban design, landscape design, hardscape design, construction detailing and administration and workshop presentation.