Kidus is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kubik – an environmental tech company turning hard-to-recycle plastic waste into low-carbon, low-cost buildings. Kubik’s mission is to build dignity through clean and affordable living for all – a vision that gave it the honour of being named as Africa’s Startup of the Year.
Previously, Kidus led on technology and innovation initiatives for UNICEF. As the organisation’s first global product manager, he led UNICEF’s open source projects, with over 40 country deployments to support some of the largest and most critical programmers to improve the lives of children. Kidus has also worked for the World Bank, Accenture, and Google.
He has an MPA from Princeton University, and studied Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. He lives in Nairobi.