Mercy Ndegwa

Mercy Ndegwa

Head of Public Policy for the East and Horn of Africa, Facebook


Mercy Ndegwa is the Head of Public Policy at Facebook covering the East and Horn of Africa.

She is seasoned professional with over fifteen years’ experience in the Technology industry, specifically Tech Policy and Regulation. Prior to joining Facebook, Mercy held various senior management positions at Safaricom PLC and the GSM Associations where her roles included Public Policy Advisory and Advocacy, Competition Management, Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations, Digital Inclusion, Online Safety amongst others, within the East and wider Sub-Saharan Africa regions. She was also a board member of the East Africa Communication Organization where she held the position of the Chair of the Telecom Assembly.

In her current role, Mercy is responsible for supporting and advising Facebook on policy and regulatory dynamics in the region while creating the opportunity to have a more open, safe and connected Eastern Africa.