Full Name
Mahmoud Noor
Job Title
Executive Director
Swahilipot Hub
Speaker Bio

Mr. Mahmoud Noor is an ICT Consultant and Youth advisor, with experience spanning over 23 years. A trained Telecommunications technician and served in the design and implementation of the Kenya's data and internet network while working at the then State monopoly, Telkom Kenya in the late 90's,He was also instrumental in connecting the Eastern Coast of Africa to the rest of the world through the laying of the Seacom undersea cable that connects Eastern Africa to Europe and Asia in 2009 where he rose to be the Company’s Operational Manger for East and North Africa.

Mahmoud has always been passionate about Community work and has participated in many community project all over Kenya but most recently was instrumental in the support of the Technology Hubs in Nairobi by supporting them with connectivity while doubling up as the CSR Lead in Kenya for Seacom.
Mahmoud founded Swahilipot Hub, a creative space in Mombasa for Techies and Artists, a center that has become a safe space for hundreds of youth in Mombasa and neighboring counties of Kilifi and Kwale.

Mahmoud serves as a Patron and advisory board member to several Youth Groups in Mombasa and most recently appointed in the board of Communications Authority of Kenya. He has also joined the Board of Management for the Salvation Army Likoni High School for the visually impaired. Mahmoud also serves as the Chairman Management Committee of Serani Sports Ground Trust a nonprofit organization that uses sports to nurture 100s of Sports men and women in Mombasa.

Mahmoud who is fondly referred to as Mentor by many young people in the Coast for his dedication to provide advice and guidance to vulnerable youths who are surrounded by juvenile gangs, radicalization and drug abuse. He is dedicated to creating a better space for the youths and future generations.

Other roles: 

  • Chairman Kenya Redcross Society, Mombasa branch
  • Served as Member National Taskforce on Distributed Ledger, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Member Advisory board Schools 2030 Kenya
  • Member National COVID-19 ICT Advisory Committee.
Mahmoud Noor