Alex Gakuru is the elected African representative for the Non-Commercial Users' Constituency's Executive Committee. He is currently serving his second term, to which he was elected in 2009.
He is heavily involved in ICANN, but also works as a Board Member for the Communications Commission of Kenya, and is the Chairman of the ICT Consumer's Association of Kenya.
Mr. Gakuru is currently leading a proposition, along with Beau Brendler, to create a Consumer Constituency within the Non-Commercial Stakeholder's Group. He is a member of the PDP Work Team, and has been since 2009. He is also a member of the JAS Working Group since 2010.
Over the years he has worked with KENIC, the regulator of the .ke ccTLD, on various issues, including on IPv6 deployment.
He is also leading an initiative, dubbed Skunkworks, to open up Kenya, and all of Africa, to business opportunities through ICT innovation.
He writes on a variety of blogs regarding his advocacy work for IT in Africa.