Ken Jarvis
Founder of JIKA Africa

Ken Jarvis is the founder of Jika Africa and now resides in South Florida. Ken is currently the CEO of a gaming company. Although he no longer lives in South Africa, he continues to maintain a strong network of colleagues who are able to offer a multitude of services under his supervision.

Ken has over 40 years of experience within all areas of business; and especially within IT. Ken has held several Executive positions in his diverse career, including being a CIO for over 15 years. He has served on many Boards where he assisted with both strategic direction and governance. Ken has worked in government, finance and business services, manufacturing, health, communications, mining and gaming.

Ken is a highly organised and methodical person and an inspiration to those who have had the privilege of working with him. He is passionate about the jobs he undertakes and invests majority of his time being a Business Coach to CEO’S, Senior Executives, CIO’s and Senior IT Management staff.

Ken is well known for being a turnaround specialist for troubled IT environments. He believes that his strengths lie in his ability to strategize and implement controls and proper project planning, whilst maintaining his reputation for people management skills.

Ken enjoys working cooperatively with a number of entities and is able to translate business strategy into the required IT structures and systems necessary for supporting the business direction.

Ken believes that his experience as a CEO and Director of a JSE listed organisation ‘rounded him off’ and gave him the knowledge and business acumen to start his own company.

Ken has given many presentations on a number of the projects he has worked on and enjoys sharing this knowledge and experience with his audiences.