Ben Roberts

Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Telecom

Ben Roberts has been Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Liquid Telecom since 2017, having previously served as Liquid Telecom’s Chief Technical Officer since 2006. 

With over 20 years’ experience across a range of technologies in design, support, integration and operational management roles, he has led the group’s networking and product strategy, expanding its technology base and fibre network across Africa.

Ben led the integration and business transformation as CEO of Liquid Telecom Kenya as CEO from 2013 to 2017 and remains in Kenya as board chairman. In his current role, Ben is driving innovation across the Liquid Telecom group, while exploring how to digitally transform our services and technology stack, launching new technologies and products to our customers, and helping our customers innovate using our services. 

Before joining Liquid Telecom, Ben was responsible for electronics design and satellite systems at Ericsson UK Limited. He also worked with Lotus Cars, the British sports car manufacturer, as an engineer. Ben holds a BSc Hons Physics from the University of Bristol in the UK.