Anna Ekeledo is the Executive Director of AfriLabs; leading AfriLabs to develop programmes and building partnerships that support innovation hubs and other stakeholders raise high potential entrepreneurs that stimulates economic growth and social development in Africa.
With her passion for Africa’s development and vast experience in Network Leadership, Stakeholder Engagement, Innovation and Organizational Development, Anna’s focus at AfriLabs aligns with its vision of an African continent characterized by open collaboration, African made solutions and jobs for all driven by technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Anna is an Innovation Consultant, Trainer, Mentor and an Advisor; amongst various advisory roles, she is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Technology and Creativity, led by the Vice President of Nigeria, she is an advisor – The eFounders Fellowship: a smart partnership between UNCTAD and the Alibaba Business School (ABS) and she sits on the Advisory Board of the Africa Europe Innovation Partnership – a European Commission Initiative which aims to support and connect innovation and technology Incubators and Accelerators between Africa and Europe.
Prior to joining AfriLabs, with an M.Sc. International Marketing Management from Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK, Anna was involved in pioneering various impact driven projects such as the Annual STEM programme for Teenage Girls for the Visiola Foundation, a Pan-African non-profit with a focus on increasing young girls and women in STEM.
Anna worked as a certified digital marketing practitioner and trainer – training for organizations such as Wild Fusion Digital Centre, Google and Lagos Business School, Nigeria. She also headed the Nigerian business activities of Ingenico, a French global financial technology company.
Anna is very passionate about leveraging on technology for social impact and inclusion; creating social and economic opportunities for all!