Allan Okoth is responsible for developing linkages between SPARC and a broad array of both local and international partners who are necessary for the development of a dynamic civilian space program. He also develops programs that generate revenue for the young company. Prior to joining SPARC, he worked for a large integrated education service provider where he was first the Personal Assistant to the Founder and was then promoted to Head of Tertiary Education where he developed linkages that enabled the provision of global qualifications in marketing, public relations, social research and Purchasing & supply. Before joining the group that incorporated SPARC he was running his own start-up, STEM 2030, which is geared at providing hands-on STEM access to the academic sector using robotics and kits which enable students to apply what they have only been able to understand theoretically from the classroom instruction. It was during this time that he became aware of CubeSat technology and sought to popularize the platform within Kenya as a route to space technology capacity development well before the country had a space policy in place. He studied for his BA at the Kakatiya University – Warangal, in India.