The panel of judges selected the best 5 nominees from each category as well as the best top 5 for the Kenyan Blog of the year in 23 categories.
BAKE Awards 2018 judges
1. Ahmed Salim is a passionate marketer and a social media enthusiast with a particular interest in community management and digital marketing.
Mr Salim is the General Manager of Qube Ltd, a digital marketing agency.
He was named was named Philanthropist of the Year (2011), after coming up with the #FeedKe initiative. He was also among the brains behind the PAMOJA campaign.
2. Sam Wakoba is the founder, CEO, author at Techmoran.com and a Public Speaker. He believes building tech companies in Africa needs on-ground market insights and fast-hand experiential knowledge of the people, their wishes and dreams, their history and culture, the state of governance and politics and the available infrastructure added to their responsiveness to new ideas and change. He is also an avid reader and keen on global economic shifts and how they affect local ecosystems.
3. Muthoni Maingi is an award-winning African, Digital Strategist and currently the Head of Digital Campaigns at Oxfam International. In her past life, she was the Digital Manager overseeing Enterprise and Consumer Business Unit at Safaricom and has also led Airtel Kenya’s digital team. Muthoni is a firm and passionate believer in the power of the internet and the mobile phone to transform lives, provide true points of meaning and change; she has worked on several projects to spearhead this in Kenya. Including being a Founding Director of the civil society group Bloggers Association of Kenya and acting on an advisory basis for the conceptualization of the Kenyan Social Media Awards.
4. Josephine Mwangi is the head of Communication, Marketing and Stakeholder Engagements at Nailab Ltd, a Kenyan based business accelerator. She has 11 years experience and expertise in Corporate Communications, Brand/ Consumer PR, Event Management, Campaigns and Strategy formulation, Marketing and Media Management and Advertising gained from working with companies that range from startups to blue-chip companies. She prides herself on being a critical interface in promoting awareness on Nailab and the startups within its network and creating links with individuals and companies that are keen on working with the growing startup community.