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Ambassador Daniel Hunn

Ambassador Daniel Hunn is Switzerland’s representative in Addis Ababa since August 2017. Previously, he was serving as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C., where he also leads the Embassy‘s political and legal team. From 2009 to 2013, Daniel Hunn served as deputy chief of the Americas Division at the

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H.E. Getahun Mekuria

H.E. Getahun Mekuria Kuma (Dr.Ing.), was appointed Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in October 2018, after previously serving as Minister of Science and Technology since November 2016. After studying for Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Addis Ababa University (AAU) and four years of work experience as an electrical

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Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca is the founder and CEO of AppsTech and Co-founder I/O Spaces, she is the Board Chair of AfriLabs (the largest network of tech hubs in Africa) and ActivSpaces (African Center for Technology Innovation and Ventures), Cameroon. With a blissful career in digital technology and a vast experience in setting up and leading ESOs in

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Tomi Davies

Harry Tomi Davies (TD) is the “Collaborator-in-Chief” of technology services company TechnoVision which advises clients globally on digital transformation, technology strategy and start-up incubation for the retail, technology, telecommunications and hospitality industries in emerging markets especially Africa.  TD is a seasoned technology strategist and project development expert with significant market intelligence, research and project management

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Karim SY

Karim SY is a serial entrepreneur, a business angel and an active builder of the African innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem with strong international alliances. Since 2010, he is creating invisible infrastructure throughout Africa, and beyond, to support entrepreneurs and innovators. He is the founder of Jokkolabs* – a private non profit organisation – and launches

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Torbjörn Fredriksson

Mr. Torbjörn Fredriksson is the Chief of the ICT Policy Section at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is responsible for UNCTAD’s work on ICT, e-commerce and the digital economy. That includes the Digital Economy Report, eTrade for all, the E-commerce Week various capacity-building activities, and the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on

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Dr Amazigh Fouad Riad DIB

PhD in Theoretical Physics, former head of the physics department at the preparatory school of science and technology in Tlemcen (Algeria), former assistant of the vice-rector of post-graduation and research and of the vice-rector of International relations at the University of Tlemcen, project officer for the outcome R6 University Industry Partnership of the Algerian-European program

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Marieme Diop

Marième Diop currently serves as an Investment Manager at Orange Digital Ventures Africa – Orange Group’s 50m€ VC fund dedicated to African startups. Through this role, she’s actively involved in launching and scaling investment vehicles and direct investments targeted at technology startups across Africa. In 2018, Marieme also founded an angel network for francophone Africa

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Erick Yong

Erick is GreenTec’s CEO and co-founder and has helped develop our unique investment approach that combines funding, knowledge transfer, and capacity building. He is our specialist for working with start-ups, global strategy, and business development.  Erick has travelled extensively since he was young and has lived in various countries while traveling with his parents. He

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Linda Kwamboka

Linda is a Founder and Director at MFarm Limited, with more than 7 years entrepreneurship experience. MFarm is a virtual cooperative that connects farmers to markets, while providing necessary support from production, trade information to market fulfillment. While other farmers have doubled their income through MFarm’s support, market understanding by farmers has been the greatest

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