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 a member of the Institution of Surveyors Finance & Audit Committee and also serves as Secretary of the Geo-spatial Information Management Chapter of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya.
Thomas Ndegwa – Executive Director: Thomas a Founder Director of Oakar Services has a Masters 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 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. Since 2006, Thomas has been Treasurer and Vice-chair of Kenya ICT Federation. In 2013, Thomas was elected ICT Vice-Chair for Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) to assist 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.
Gladys Wanene-Gachuhi – Finance and Administration Manager: Gladys has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and is a Graduate Chartered Public Accountant; CPA (K) from the KASNEB. As the Finance and Administration Manager, Gladys plays a key role in overseeing financial management and accounting, customer care, inbound and outbound logistics, office administration and ICT services.
Antony Olali – Head of Product Development: 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. As Head of Operations, Antony guides the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices including support for better management reporting, information flow and management, business processes and organizational planning aimed at operational excellence. 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.