Oakar Services is Eastern Africa’s leading geospatial consulting firm helping to deliver spatial solutions that enable our clients to become high-performing businesses. Working from a central office in Nairobi’s Upper Hill, Oakar Services operates in the Eastern Africa region through a business partner network.
Oakar Services has a core team of highly competent staff with immense experience in the areas of training, project design, database development & management, and application building.
Eric Nyadimo – Managing Director: Eric is a Member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (MISK) and holds a Masters Degree in Land Management & Land Tenure from the Technical University of Munich, Germany and a BSc. Surveying from the University of Nairobi. He has a great wealth of experience in geospatial technologies and holds an array of industry certifications. Eric Nyadimo is the Chair of the Geo-spatial Information Management Chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya and also serves as the Vice Chair of the Lands & Physical Planning Sector at the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). In addition, Eric is currently serving as the Chair of the Technical Committee on Geospatial Standards at the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).
Thomas Ndegwa – Director: Thomas has a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management and a BSc. Mathematics from the University of Nairobi. He served as Technical Director of Oakar Services from 2001 to 2007 and as the Managing Director from 2007 to 2009. He has over 20 years experience in the geo-spatial industry including 5 years of international experience working for FAO and UN in Europe and Africa Continental Assignments. In 2008 he was selected as a consultant to develop GIS/RS roadmap for COMESA Region in Africa. Thomas has served as the Treasurer and Vice-chair of Kenya ICT Federation. In addition Thomas has also served as the ICT Vice-Chair for the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) which is involved with advocacy and championing of the use of ICT in Public and Private Sectors. Thomas is a team leader, active Rotarian and prides in engaging on community work.
John Njenga – Sales Manager: John has a Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics & Economics from Moi University, with postgraduate certifications in Management Development from Strathmore Business School. He also has other training in Computer Studies, MCSE, MCSD, CompTIA A+ and N+ Certification, Certified Esri Desktop Trainer, and PRINCE2 Project Management. John has over 24 years experience and as the Sales Manager,he plays a key role in developing strategic and operational plans to ensure attainment of the company’s sales and marketing targets by driving sales and order fulfillment in both internal and external markets.
Antony Olali – Head of Product Development & Marketing: Antony has a BA (Hons) degree from Egerton University with postgraduate ICT certifications including Programming, Database Administration (MSSQL & Oracle), CCNA, 3CX Certified Engineer (VOIP & PABX) as well as Banking Industry certifications. He has over 13 years progressive working and management experience in banking and manufacturing industries. Antony also participates in youth mentorship through the Junior Achievement Program.
Jerosa Sipantoi Kimiri – Training & Services Manager: Jerosa holds a Master of Science in Urban Management and Development from Erasmus University, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Moi University attained in 2013 and 2010 respectively. She has experience in handling and managing GIS projects, conducting training on Remote Sensing and GIS fields of study as well as developing study materials, project proposal development and implementation. As Training and Services Manager, Jerosa manages the training centre, and coordinates the development of training materials as well as technical proposals, technical presentations and demonstrations for marketing as well as GIS database development.