Meet some of our 2017 African Tech Industry Leaders

LARRY MADOWO

Business Editor - BBC Africa - KENYA

NJOKI GICHINGA

Senior Strategic Partnership and Business Development Specialist - SAFARICOM - KENYA

BOSUN TIJANI

Founder and Chief Executive, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB) - NIGERIA

NIKHIL PATEL

CCO - Iroko - NIGERIA

ARUN JAITLEY

The Honorable Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs - INDIA

CHARLENE CHEN

Chief Operating Officer, BitPesa - KENYA

AARON FU

Managing Partner, NEST - KENYA

MIRIAM QUANSAH

Editorial Digital Lead for Africa, BBC - UK

MARSHA WULFF

Founding Director and Investment Manager, LoftyInc Capital Management - USA

CLAUDE GRUNITZKY

Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, TRUE Africa - UK

SEQUOIA BLODGETT

Technology Editor, Silicon Valley, Black Entreprise Magazine - USA

FATOUMATA BA

Group CMO, Jumia - NIGERIA

NDABA MANDELA

Chairman and Co-Founder, Africa Rising Foundation - SOUTH AFRICA

PIERRE GATTAZ

President, MEDEF and Chairman of the Board, Radiall - FRANCE

LILIAN THURAM

Retired International Footballer/Author/Activist - FRANCE

YINKA ADEGOKE

Africa Editor, Quartz - USA

ANDILE MASUKU

Audio Podcast Producer and Presenter, African Tech Round-up - SOUTH AFRICA

HAWEYA MOHAMED

Managing Director and Head of Communications, Afrobytes - FRANCE

THEBE IKALAFENG

Founder, Brand Leadership Group - SOUTH AFRICA

AMANDA GELENDER

Senior Manager of Social Impact, GitHub - NETHERLANDS

AMADOU DAFFE

CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya - ETHIOPIA, KENYA, USA

SISSI JOHNSON

MBA Professor, Brand Strategist, FashionTech Advisor, HuffPost USA Contributor - FRANCE

DARE OKOUDJOU

CEO, MFS Africa - MAURITIUS

NNAMDI ORANYE

Writer, Columnist and Media Contributor - SOUTH AFRICA

ASHLEY LEWIS

Investment Officer West Africa, Accion Venture Lab - GHANA, FRANCE

TAYO AKINYEMI

Head of Growth - African Tech Roundup and Advisor - Afrobytes - USA

AMMIN YOUSSOUF

CEO, Afrobytes - FRANCE

CLARE JONES

COO, What3words - UK

BABA ZOUMANIGUI

General Manager, IBM French Speaking Africa - MOROCCO

ANNE-MARIE DIAS BORGES

TV Journalist, BBC - UK

UGWEM I. ENEYO

Co-founder and CEO, Solstice Energy Solutions - NIGERIA

JAKE BRIGHT

Contributor on Africa at TechCrunch and Crunchbase. Award Winning Author of The Next Africa - USA

ANNIE MUTAMBA

Co-Founder, Meridia Partners - BELGIUM

ALMAZ NEGASH

Founder, African Diaspora Network (ADN) - USA

CHRIS FOLAYAN

Founder and CEO, Mall for Africa - USA, NIGERIA

LARRY CHRISTOPHER BATES

Chief Security Officer and President, BitLand Global - GHANA, USA

ALEXANDRA NOVITSKE

Principal Investment Officer, Africa at Singularity Investments - NIGERIA

SORA YAGO

Company Director, Voxafrica - UK

BAH-PNA DAHANE

Founder, Weina - FRANCE

OLIVIER LAOUCHEZ

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, TRACE - SOUTH AFRICA

ANDRÈZ COCO

Service and experience design lead, Innovation consultant - AUSTRALIA

ANDREW FASSNIDGE

Founder, AppsAfrica.com - UK

JESSICA HOPE

Founder, Wimbart - UK

BERTIL VAN VUGT

Business Development Lead, VC4Africa - NETHERLANDS

OUMAROU BARRY

Press Specialist - FRANCE

REBECCA ENONCHONG

CEO, Appstech - CAMEROON

CHAMS DIAGNE

Founder and CEO, Talent2Africa - SENEGAL

AMY BARTHOPE

Head of Business, WeFarm - UK

CHARLES SEKWALOR

CEO and Founder, Movemeback - UK

ELLA PEINOVICH

Founder and CEO, Soko - KENYA

KHADIJAT ABDULKADIR

Founder and Executive Director, Digital African Woman - BELGIUM

CHAYET CHIÉNIN

Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Nothingbutthewax.com - FRANCE

NICAISE ISHIMWE

Application specialist & QA analyst, Emovis technologies - IRELAND

FARIDA AKADIRI

Founder, FAP-Partners - FRANCE

FABRICE VALMIER

Associate Director, VT SCAN - FRANCE

FABRIZIO DELAGE PAGANINI

IoT GateKeeper

GODEFROY DE BENTZMANN

Co-founder and co-CEO, Devoteam - FRANCE

JASON SPINDLER

Co-Founder & Managing Director, I-DEV - USA

JEAN-MICHEL HUET

Partner, Bearing Point - FRANCE

EDITH BROU

CEO, Africa Contents Group & Founder, BuzzyAfrica.com - IVORY COAST

KABIROU MBODJE

Founder and CEO, Wari - SENEGAL

LAMINE DIALLO

Founder - EtherAfrica - FRANCE

AARON AKINOCHO

Journalist, Managing Director, Agence Ecofin West Africa - BENIN

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics, INSEAD - FRANCE

LAURENT GRIMALDI

Chief Executive Officer, Konnect Africa - FRANCE

JOHANNA NIEDZIALKOWSKI

Alliance Manager, JOKKOLABS - FRANCE

LEONARD COX

Chief of staff to the President & Adviser for Globalization affairs, MEDEF - FRANCE

LIEKE BOON

Social Impact Community Manager, GitHub - NETHERLANDS

PIERRE LOUETTE

Deputy CEO in charge of the General Secretariat, Orange Wholesale - FRANCE

RAYMOND GUTHRIE

Senior Partner, Global Innovation Fund - UK

SALIMA HADDOUR RUNACHER

Managing Director, Hopscotch Africa - FRANCE

STÉPHANE JUFFÉ

Founder and CEO, Bemersive - FRANCE

STEPHANIE LHOMME

Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting - FRANCE

ALEC FOKAPU

CEO, FiftyFor - FRANCE

ROB WITHAGEN

MD, Asoko Insight - UK

THOMAS SAMUEL

CEO, Sunna Design - FRANCE

CHERYL CONTEE

CEO and Co-founder, Fission Strategy - USA

TEMITOPE OLA

Founder, Edacy - USA

RICH TANKSLEY

Senior VP of Special Projects, NeuBridges - NIGERIA

CHEKWAS OKAFOR

Founder, ONYCHEK - USA

STEPHANE DRAI

CEO and Co-founder, LEMON WAY AFRICA - FRANCE

EMEKA AFIGBO

Manager - Strategic Products Partnerships, Facebook - NIGERIA

YAZID CHIR

Co-Founder, Be-Bound - FRANCE

JEAN-LOUIS TRAORÉ

Co-founder and CEO, Innogence Consuting - FRANCE

JEAN-PAUL MELAGA

Founder and CEO, SmartPhorce - UK

KENFIELD GRIFFITH

CEO and Co-Founder, mSurvey - KENYA

CRYSTAL RUGEGE-NTORE

Director of Business Strategy and Operations, Carnegie Mellon University Africa - RWANDA

MELISSA BLAUSTEIN

Founder and CEO, Allied for Startups - USA

BOLA LAWAL

Co-founder and CEO, ScholarX - NIGERIA

JACOBS EDO

Computer System Officer - ERP Systems Coordinator, OFID (OPEC Fund for International Development) - AUSTRIA

THIERRY BARBAUT

Expert in Africa and New Technology - FRANCE

FORTUNE B. AHOULOUMA

Co-Founder and Partner LABS-NS AVOCATS, Paris Bar - FRANCE

WALE AYENI

Regional head, Venture Capital Africa - International Finance Corporation (World Bank) - USA

JUSTIN COETZEE

Founder, GoMetro - SOUTH AFRICA

BRIAN RASHID

Contributor, Forbes Magazine - USA

DANIEL OMOFOMAN

Co-founder, KNOW RFID African Foundation - SWITZERLAND, NIGERIA

SAMIR ABDELKRIM

Founder, StartupBRICS.com - FRANCE

ISABELLE MOISY-COBTI

Editor-At-large, étapes magazine - FRANCE

YANNICK LEFANG

Founder and CEO, KASI Insight - CANADA

ETIENNE EPRON

Partner - M&A/Corporate, Sagasser - FRANCE

LOIC SADOULET

Professor of Economics at INSEAD

LOIC SADOULET