Mr. Nathan Masyuko

Country: 
Kenya
Position and Company: 
Business Development Manager

With a passion for gaming, Nathan Masyuko has dedicated his life and career to growing and developing the industry in Kenya and the wider African region. In the year 2007, he founded and assumed the position as “Chief Executive Gamer” at Kenya’s premier gaming company, NexGen Ltd, with partners, Ayub Makimei and Hilary Murugu.

Through Nathan’s guidance NexGen became the first company in the region to join the World Cyber Games (WCG) and in 2009 sent its first ever team to compete in the Grand Finals held in Chengdu, China that year. Since then, Nathan has made NexGen the company of choice when looking for gaming solutions and planning a gaming tournament and/ or event.

In 2011, Nathan joined the award winning team at Afroes Company Ltd, a social enterprise that develops mobile games to address important social issues in Africa. Together, they made Haki: Shield & Defend, one of the first few games to be developed in Kenya. In May 2012, he took up the role as Business Development Manager at Afroes Kenya and his responsibilities include growing the company as well as the game development industry in the region.

In September of 2012, Haki won a World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) for using technology to help promote social awareness and action towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Nathan flew to Montreal to accept the award on behalf of the company. During this trip Nathan, together with 7 Fortune 500 C.E.Os,  participated on a panel, that discussed Digital Era and Society that was moderated by Larry King.

Through every phase of his career, Nathan’s goal has been to unite the youth, both male and female, regardless of their social divides, through gaming in the way that sports does. He is continually seeking partnerships with established companies and non-profits organizations to assist him in achieving this. He is building a universal community that is defined by their passion for gaming.