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Caroline Gaju

Caroline Gaju is an Engineering Professional and currently serves as Programme Officer at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Office for Africa. Her experience spans some of the largest Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) which include Airtel, MTN, and Zain where she was pivotal in delivering various projects for over seven years. She has previously held

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Chinwe Fidelia Okoli

Chinwe Fidelia Okoli is currently the Manager of Roar Nigeria hub and the Pioneer Manager of Lion Science Park, the first university-embedded hub and Science Park in West Africa respectively. Her role involves business coaching, business incubation program development, designing organisational structure, business acceleration, investment mapping, marketing, innovation ecosystem engagement, B2B & B2C matchmaking, creating

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Amal Mowafy

Amal Mowafy is currently the ILO Regional Youth Employment Technical Specialist for Africa based in Abidjan, working with four sub-regional Decent Work Teams and nine country offices covering 54 countries across the continent. In her previous capacity as the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) managing the ILO/Canada flagship project on

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Christine Ha

Christine Ha is Digital & ICT Project manager at Agence Française de Développement (AFD). In particular, she is in charge of projects related to digital innovation. Christine began her career as a telecoms and IT systems consultant before joining Orange as a digital transformation project manager. She is a graduate of Télécom ParisTech engineering school.

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Temitope Isedowo

Temitope is the Director of Programmes at AfriLabs where he is in charge of designing and leading the team to implement projects and programmes within AfriLabs and with our partners.  He is a trained and certified project manager with hands-on experience in Project and Technology Management. He has over 8 years of experience designing and

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Almoustapha Amadou Cisse

Almoustapha is the Acting Director for the Division of Technology, Innovation, Publication & Knowledge Management at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).  Almoustapha has several years of experience in leading teams in Information Management and Communications Technology with in-depth experience in all facets of Leadership and Technology: engineering, application, operations, security, management, and innovation. Prior

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Dr. Wilmot Allen

Dr. Wilmot Allen is an experienced emerging market investor, management consultant, entrepreneur and comparative political economist.  Wilmot is the Founder of VentureLift Africa, a fintech and curation platform for scaling African startups and SMEs through innovative financing and curated matches with the African Diaspora, trade, supply chain, talent and technology partners.  He is a Venture

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Linda Bonyo

Linda Bonyo is an advocate of the High Court and a Notary Public licensed to practice in Kenya.  The Lawyers Hub is first in Africa, a technology-focused innovation and co-working space for Lawyers. This community at the Lawyers Hub is truly Pan-African and working to employ Tech and innovation to ease access to Justice for

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Mark Ihimoyan

As the Director of Business Development, he is responsible for identifying and executing strategic business development opportunities for Microsoft in Africa. He joined Microsoft 17 years ago and has held various technical, sales and leadership roles within the company.  Mark currently resides in Nairobi and is passionate about democratizing access to technology and helping people

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Andrew Rugege

Based in Ethiopia, Andrew Rugege is currently the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regional Director for Africa and Representative to the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).  Recognized as a thought-leader and key influencer among African countries, Andrew is responsible for collaboration with and technical assistance to ITU Members in Africa.

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