Google Team

  Bob Aman, Developer Programs Engineer, Mountain View

 Bob Aman works on the Developer Relations team at Google in Mountain View.  He loves contributing to open source, open web standards, and generally making the web a friendlier, more useful place for everybody.  Bob was once saved from a volcanic mishap by a bad case of malaria.  True story.
Nnamdi Abraham-Igwe, Engineering Manager, Mountain View

Nnamdi joined Google in 2004 and has helped expand Google enterprise infrastructure around the world. He has recently led an engineering team focused on building network management systems and is currently building a team focused on adapting Google products for Africa.

Dave Hotchkiss, Software Engineer, Zurich

Dave Hotchkiss joined Google in 2005 working on a new set of uniform APIs that would become GData. In addition he has worked on projects ranging from mobile search syndication to storing medical records in the cloud with Google Health. In 2009 he moved to Zurich to focus on Google's efforts in Africa. Dave loves to travel and so far has worked up excuses to work out of fifteen Google sites

Christian Miccio, Product Manager, Zurich

Christian has been with Google for over 3 years. He has launched a multitude of features, such as Themes and Email import from other webmails on Gmail for example. He is currently working on maps, specifically on the layers that enrich the experience on maps. In his free time, he is a keen skier and just tried 'speed riding', half skiing and half flying down mountain sides

Obianuju Ndili, software Engineer, Mountain View

Uju joined Google in 2009 after a few internships spanning three years, while completing her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. 
She has worked on applications like Google calendar, toolbar and partner start pages. She currently works on Google's storage infrastructure.
Nyimbi Odero is the Office Lead, English speaking West Africa, Lagos

Nyimbi's primary responsibility is developing Google's initiatives in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. He has a profound interest in promoting education and the African Agenda. 
Nyimbi has an extensive background as a software, internet and network entrepreneur with deep experience in startups in Africa.

Chewy Trewhella, New Business Development Manager, London

Chewy is a New Business Developer Manager at Google. His job is to make technical things accessible and relevant to technical and non-technical people. He is particularly knowledgeable about Google's APIs and webmaster programmes. He has a BEng in Software Engineering, and he's been with Google since November 2005. When he's not at work, he likes to play the banjo, and sleep.

Christopher Pedregal, Associate Product Manager, Zurich

Since joining Google, Chris has worked on Gmail and iGoogle. His last project was launching the iGoogle Gadget Dashboard, a tool for developers to manage and monitor how their iGoogle gadgets are doing. Before moving to Zurich, Chris lived in the San Francisco area where he was involved in starting several companies.
Christine Moon, Senior manager, Engineering operations, Mountain View

Currently, Christine is directing her efforts on capacity building, primarily engaging with entrepreneurs and the investment community to build a healthy ecosystem in Africa.  Prior to this role, Christine helped the company expand its engineering presence globally, setting up and helping the international engineering centers to jump start on their product strategy and engineering operations.  She enjoys traveling and fondly looks back on her pirahna fishing on the Amazon River
Oduntan Odubanjo, ex-Google intern, Google Zurich

Oduntan was one of four students selected from Africa for an internship programme at Google Engineering Office in Switzerland in 2009. 
During this period, he worked with the Africa Engineering team on a project to link Google SMS Tip Search data with the Web. 
His current interests lie in mobile applications, mobile marketing and mobile advertising.
He is currently in his final year of Computer Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he serves as Google Campus Ambassador.

Mr. Joseph Mucheru is the Regional Lead for Google in Sub Saharan Africa, Nairobi 

Joe has been charged with running and execution of Google strategy for Sub Saharan Africa since being hired in June 2007.
Prior to joining Google he worked at Wananchi Online, a company he
co-founded in 1999. He held various roles at the company including
Chief Technology Officer, Strategy & Business Director and most
recently Chief Executive Officer. He obtained his undergraduate degree (B Sc. (Hons)) in Economics & Computer Science at City University in London in 1993 and has since accumulated numerous certifications most recently bring the Stanford Executive Program from Stanford University in California.
His outside interests other than being with his family, include work
as a founding member of the Computer Security Incidence Response Team of Kenya (CSIRT), He is a member Muthaiga Golf & Country Clubs, enjoys sports, travelling, music, films, politics, business and most recently sustainable organic farming!!