Jorge Appiah

Co-founder/ Chief Executive Officer of KumasiHive, Ghana

Jorge Appiah is a Technopreneur and Africa Tech-Policy Expert with a background in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (BSc), Business Administration (MBA) and Renewable energy (MSc). 

He is the Co-founder/CEO of Kumasi Hive; a Tech Innovation Hub which through its Future Workforce for Africa Initiative trains undergraduate, unemployed and underemployed youth to acquire competent skills in emerging technologies (IoT, VR/AR, Biotech, Blockchain etc) for Problem-Solution-Startup incubation or getting employment. Jorge has over 10 years’ experience in technology development, innovation process management and managing technology-entrepreneurship communities. He served as a Consultant in various capacity in e-governance, digital skills development and digital entrepreneurship for the Government of Ghana and International development agencies.  

He is the CEO/Cofounder of SolarTaxi Ghana which is championing affordable clean transportation to facilitate the free movement of Africans through the local assembling and manufacturing of Solar vehicles.

Jorge is also the Lead founder and former Executive Chairman of the Ghana Hubs Network (GHN) and Technical partner of the implementing consortium for the Ghana Tech Lab, a digital innovation space aimed at acceleration of digital skills and digital entrepreneurship in Ghana.  

He is a member of the Africa Union Commission stakeholder engagement group for E-Commerce development in Africa. Jorge is also the Curator for the Science and Education Track for  Republica Accra 2018.