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Ory Okolloh, 35

Policy and Government Relations Manager

Africa for Google


Okolloh is Google's Policy Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa.  She is a co-founder of Ushahidi  and served as the organization’s executive director from inception until December 2010. She is also the co-founder of Mzalendo , a website that tracks the performance of Kenyan Members of Parliament.


Okolloh graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.  She was previously a summer associate in Covington and Burling , Washington D.C. and a Chayes Fellow   at theWorld Bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity .


Okolloh is a frequent speaker at conferences including TED, World Economic Forum, Poptech, CGI, Techonomy, Mobile Web Africa, and the Monaco Media Forum on issues around citizen journalism, the role of technology in Africa, and the role of young people in reshaping the future of Africa.

Ory Okolloh, 35

Policy and Government Relations Manager

Africa for Google

Okolloh is Google’s Policy Manager for Sub-Saharan…