Boko Inyundo

Speaker, management coach and D&I advocate

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MIX Diversity Developers - Boko Inyundo
MIX Diversity Developers - Boko Inyundo
MIX Diversity Developers - Boko Inyundo
  • Biography

    Boko is Director, Strategic Relations at Hence, a London and Kigali-based technology company offering innovative enterprise software that helps General Counsel / Chief Legal Officers and in-house legal teams transform the way the world’s major corporations work with external law firms and lawyers. He works closely with Hence’s co-founders and the globally-minded software development team that includes some of the best talent from across Africa that work in its Rwanda-based hub.

    Prior to joining Hence Boko’s career spans +25 years in the legal, accounting, management consultancy and advertising industries. Previously he has held senior marketing and advisory roles at Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, Linklaters, Lewis Silkin and DLA Piper, with him, across all those companies, primarily focussing on leading sales and marketing engagement with the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT), as well as the Financial Services (including FinTech), industries. Notably during 2020-21 Boko led the scenario planning and forecasting that guided the global law firm DLA Piper’s cross sector, group and international response to the impact of COVID-19, improving how the firm, in an integrated manner, supported its clients worldwide to sustainably navigate this unprecedented inflexion point.

    Among other Africa-related and global appointments, Boko also sits on the Council of the Royal African Society and is a Non-Executive Advisor to the Africa + Tech-focused consultancy Mustard (formerly De Charles), at the latter working alongside entrepreneurs to build products and narratives for a new generation of companies, particularly ones based in Africa serving local and global markets.

    Boko regularly speaks at global industry conferences including the Africa Tech Summit which takes place annually in London, Kigali as well as Nairobi, having spoken on behalf of and being integral to the participation of several organisations at prior summits. He has also spoken at various forums hosted by major global corporates such as Amazon, Facebook and Cisco on themes and topics relating to emerging technology trends and regulation, diversity and inclusion plus strategy.

    Boko is British and Kenyan. He was born, grew up and has worked in Kenya and has family there and in Uganda and Rwanda as well as in-laws in Ethiopia. He helps meet the needs of extended family across East Africa and, for over 20 years, he ran his own community-based organisation operating in Kenya focused on water sanitation, social innovation and income generation.

    Boko holds an MBA (Distinction) from Henley Business School as well as a Masters in Marketing Management from Westminster Business School. In 2014 while at Henley Business School Boko led a successful MBA consultancy project advising a South African youth development organisation on improving its Alumni engagement. Initiatives such as this, together with his personal background and professional interests, stimulate and sustain his enduring passion for Africa and its global Diaspora, with a particular interest being the role of technology and the youth in enabling positive change across Africa as well as the value diversity brings to global business and society.

    By way of examples of his immersion in the diversity and inclusion agenda, note that in June 2020, a particularly timely and poignant moment for the issue of race and ethnicity worldwide, Boko featured in an episode of the ‘Hysterionics’ Podcast Series hosted by a former Deloitte colleague, together with known thought leaders in this area, sharing some insightful perspectives on what the ‘Black Lives Matter”-related global developments meant for business as well as society more widely. Also, for several years until recently, Boko was also a listed consultant with Cartus, the US-based industry leader in workforce development support to organizations worldwide, with him assisting senior executives and their families as they relocated from the US and Europe into Africa. And between 2006 to 2008 Boko also founded Deloitte’s Multicultural Network, a diversity network set up to connect the firm’s culturally diverse workforce and to attract talent from ethnic minority communities while he has, since then, play an influential role in shaping similar diversity and inclusion programmes at other employer brands and global organisations.

    Boko has a keen interest in sports noting that he previously played professional football with Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace and FC Cologne while he was also selected to represent Kenya in rugby. He is an England Rugby Football Union (RFU) certified Coach with him currently Head Coach of one of the junior age grade rugby teams at the widely acclaimed Barnes Rugby Club in London.

    Key Topics:

    • Cultural Diversity
    • D&I in the Workplace
    • Inclusive Leadership
    • Race and Ethnicity

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
  • Client Feedback

    MIX Diversity Developers - AppsAfrica logo

    “Boko Inyundo has been integral to our delivery of the market leading conferences I founded, the Africa Tech Summits hosted at the London Stock Exchange in the UK as well as in Kigali (Rwanda) and Nairobi (Kenya). Boko regularly features as a moderator / speaker, always arriving meticulously prepared with broad and deep insights to share on subject matter areas across the Africa + Tech landscape as well as on strategy, sales, marketing plus their intersection with diversity, equity and inclusion narratives. I would highly recommend him both as an engaging speaker as well as a person of high professional and moral integrity.”

    MIX Diversity Developers - BD Consultancy logo

    “We were delighted to have Boko Inyundo feature, as a speaker, in our BD Consultancy "BD TV, Series”, a successful programme of virtual events in which senior marketing leaders from across legal and consulting firms gather to share market insights. Boko eloquently outlined the instrumental role he played in helping the global law firm DLA Piper transform its approach to strategic planning as it sought to more effectively serve its clients worldwide following the unprecedented public health, social and economic dislocation triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore Boko always makes a positive contribution to the in-person round tables we regularly host while he is also someone whose opinion we seek on themes relating to emerging strategy and technology as well as diversity and inclusion.”

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