Kevit Desai

Kevit Desai

Managing Director at Centurion Systems Ltd

2nd Floor, New Rehema House, Rhapta Rd, Westlands, Nairobi Area, Kenya

General Information


Chair  - Kenya Markets Trust


Centurion Systems MD  - 

Ph.D.  - Robotics Systems Engineering , Shibaura Institute of Technology


Board of Trustees Chair  - United States International University

Founding Chairman  - Kenya Gatsby Trust

Chairman  - IEEE Inc

Pan African University Trustee  - AIESEC

Commissioner  - Commission on Higher Education

Task Force Member  - Ministry of Higher Education , Science and Technology

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Dr Tichaona Mangwende, Head of the Research and Statistics Cluster, NEPAD Agency Science, Technology and Innovation Hub; and Dr Kevit Desai, Chief Executive Officer, Centurion Systems, Kenya also presented opening remarks linking the works of SGCs on the continent with African Union's STISA 2024, and the private sector.

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Dr. Kevit Desai Board of Trustees Chair Show Profile Kevit Desai, Ph.D Managing Director, Centurion Systems Ltd.,Mr. Kevit Desai has a Ph. D in Robotics (Systems Engineering), Tokyo, Japan, an Undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering and Factory Automation Equipment Research and Development, Toyota, Toyohashi, Japan. Dr. Desai is the owner and managing director of Centurion Systems Ltd., a member of IEEE Kenya, and holds a Ph.D. in Robotics Systems Engineering from Shibaura Institute of Technology in Japan. He serves as Governor of Kenya Private Sector Alliance and is a former Commissioner of the Commission of Higher Education. As a Task Force Member of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Desai was responsible for the development of the University Act; Science, Technology and Innovation Act; and Technical, Vocational Education and training (TIVET) Act of Parliament. He is professionally affiliated to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Kenya Section, Kenya ICT Federation (KIF) and the Kenya Science, Technology and Innovation Steering Committee. Aside from his past service as a trustee at USIU-Africa, he is also a Pan African University Trustee, AIESEC, Standing Committee on Investment of Renewable Energy (MOE), Asian Foundation, Task Force on Alignment of Higher Education with the Constitution, TAHEST, Task Force for Research and Development, National Council for Science & Technology Council, University of Nairobi, South Eastern University and National Higher Education Reform Task (Ministry of Education). Dr. Desai has chaired and directed various organizations such as Linkage of Industry with Academia (LIWA), Kenya Markets Authority Trust, Regional Mega Projects Coordination Council, RMPCC, IEEE East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Kenya ICT Federation (KIF), General Co-chair Africon 2009, Mahatma Gandhi Academy Society, KEPSA, Kenya ICT Board, Engineering Students Exhibition and the University Grants Committee.

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Dr. Desai who is also the chairman of TVET has been working hard on coming up with a programs to ensure the skill gap in the industry is reduced.
This requires requires everyone's participation during the hands on the future skills event on September 2016" Said Dr.Desai. The Hands on the Future National TVET Conference & Kenya Skills ... Read More Centurion Systems Role in National Systemic Transformation in Education Centurion Systems Role in National Systemic Transformation in Education Sector in Kenya is evident in various ways. CSL recognizes the need to enhance relevance of the education to suit the dynamic industry needs and improved efficiency, productivity and innovation. Ultimately, the interventions to improve relevance of education to industry needs is for economic prosperity at sector level (Manufacturing sector) and more so individual level where there would be job creation, entrepreneurship and improved livelihood hence poverty alleviation. Centurion Systems in its role to support the national systemic transformation of the Education Sector has been involved in various activities and initiatives with an active engagement of CSL Managing Director, Dr. Kevit Desai. These activities and initiatives include; Present Involvement JICA Master's Degree and Internship Program of the Africa Business Education Initiative for Youth. In this initiative CSL Managing Director, Dr. Desai is engaged as a member of the Steering Committee Permanent ... Read More

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