Anthony Ombewa Jaccodul, 37

Founder, CEO and Chief of Science

Keton Consulting
My Story

When he was a boy, Anthony dissented with his mother on the question of his future career. The mother finally won the battle.

“I wanted to be a journalist, I admired news anchors while my mum wanted me to pursue medicine. Now I am home practising lab medicine,” he says.

The thought of taking the risk to start his own business started brewing when he became CEO of a middle-size organisation at the age of 29.

“Founding Keton [a biomedicine supply and service company] has been my greatest achievement,” he says.

"I wanted to be a journalist, I admired news anchors while my mum wanted me to pursue medicine. Now I am home practising lab medicine."

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory from Kenyatta University, a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi, and is pursuing his Healthcare Management Doctorate at Kenyatta University.

The stellar performer has set his eyes on a bigger price by the time he hits 40.

“I hope to grow biomedicine and make Kenya a manufacturing hub for in-vitro diagnostics [tests which analyse blood and saliva by measuring the concentration of specific substances or by detecting the presence or absence of a particular genetic marker} which has lagged in this part of the world. Covid-19 came with lessons that we should expand the capacity to manufacture test kits and equipment locally. I would also like to see genomics grow and enhance our capabilities for precision medicine.”

What he has learned on the way to the top?

“Be good at what you do. Sharpen your skills daily. Be receptive to new information. Learn. Research. Ask,” he says.

Kabui Mwangi