Meet the African Tech Industry Leaders of the 2018 Afrobytes Marketplace edition in Paris

SHAKIR MOHAMED

Research Scientist - Google Deepmind - UK

PROUD DZAMBUKIRA

Strategic Product Partnerships - Facebook - SOUTH AFRICA

LARRY MADOWO

Business Editor - BBC Africa - KENYA

NJOKI GICHINGA

Senior Strategic Partnership and Business Development Specialist - SAFARICOM - KENYA

KABIROU MBODJE

Founder and CEO, Wari - SENEGAL

MAX SONG

Blockchain investor, advisor and researcher - HKDAIA - HONG KONG

JEAN-SÉBASTIEN DECAUX

CEO Africa-Israel / CEO Southern Europe, Belgium and Luxemburg - JCDECAUX - FRANCE

ADAMA BARI DIALLO

Next Billion Users - Head of Business Development - Africa - Google - UK

HABTAMU TADESSE

CEO and Founder - Zayride & ArifPay - ETHIOPIA

ROBERT GREENFIELD

Global Social Impact Technical Lead - Consensys - USA

TUNDE LADIPO

Director of Partnerships - Interstellar

VIOLA LLEWELLYN

Co-founder and President - Ovamba Solutions - USA / CAMEROON

OKENDO LEWIS-GAYLE

Founder - Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

OLIVIER LAOUCHEZ

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

AMINA BELGHITI

Head of Partnerships - Instagram - FRANCE

ADE ADEFEKO

Vice President Corporate and Government Relations, Olam International - NIGERIA

SISSI JOHNSON

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

LOREN NEWMAN

Facilitator of the eFounders Fellowship - Alibaba - CHINA

YINKA ADEGOKE

Africa Editor, Quartz - USA

ABDELMALEK ALAOUI

CEO - Guepard Group - MOROCCO

LINDIWE MATLALI

Founder and CEO - African Teen Geeks - SOUTH AFRICA

GOSSY UKANWOKE

Founder - Beni American University and President - EduTech - NIGERIA

KAMRAN ELAHIAN

Founder and Chairman - Global Innovation Catalyst, LLC - USA

ANNE-CLAIRE BLET

Partnerships Director - what3words - UK

FREDERICO P.SILVA

Co-founder & Managing Partner - UX - MOZAMBIQUE

JAMES TABOR

CEO - MEDIA Protocol & Founder Executive Advisor - Digital Future Council

JUMANNE RAJABU

CEO - Sahara Ventures - TANZANIA

CAMILLE AGON

CEO - WeThinkCode_ - South Africa

JEAN-CLAUDE TSHIPAMA

CEO Broadband Africa - Eutelsat - FRANCE

HANANE EL KOUARI

Director of African Association of business schools (AABS) - FRANCE

DAVID PRINÇAY

Co-founder - French Cryptocurrency Club - France

NDEYE DIARRA DIOBAYE

Founder - Bleuette - SENEGAL

MARC RENNARD

Chairman and CEO - Orange Digital Investment - FRANCE

JAKE BRIGHT

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

HAWEYA MOHAMED

Managing Director and Head of Communications, Afrobytes - FRANCE

GARY STEWART

Director - Telefónica Open Future_ & Wayra - UK

KYMBERLIE ANDREW FRSA

Head of Communications, PR & Events - TELEFÓNICA OPEN FUTURE_ & Wayra - UK

HAZEM DANNY AL NAKIB

CIO - Humaniq - UK

MIRIAM QUANSAH

Editorial Digital Lead for Africa, BBC - UK

HAROLD OKWA

Founder - Jetseta - NIGERIA

TANIA HABIMANA

Entrepreneur, TV Presenter & Public Speaker - NONZēRO Agency - SOUTH AFRICA

SIDICK BAKAYOKO

Founder and CEO - Paradise Game - IVORY COAST

JON FAIREST

Head of Africa - Sanofi

DAYO AKINRINADE

Founder - AfriClick - UK

PATRICIA CHIN-SWEENEY

Co-Founder - I-DEV International - USA

SYLVIA ANDRIANTSIMAHAVANDY

Co-Head - the Hive - FRANCE

MEKLIT AMAN

Project Lead - iCog SolveIT - ETHIOPIA

TONJÉ BAKANG

Alumni Choiseul 100 Africa 2016, Alumni Y Combinator (S15), Alumni African Leadership Network - FRANCE

JAMIE SOON

Research innovation manager, Scientist, Women in tech community leader - Girls In Tech - FRANCE

LEONARD STIEGELER

General Manager - Ringier Africa AG - SWITZERLAND

JESSICA HOPE

Founder, Wimbart - UK

IMMACULATE OKORIE

Marketing manager - VOXAFRICA- UK

STÉPHANE FOUCHÉ

Founder & CEO - Archive, K.K. - JAPAN

HRUY TSEGAYE

Founder - iCog Makers

ERIC OSIAKWAN

Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital - GHANA

IDO SADEH

Founder and President - the Saga Foundation - ISRAEL

ANDILE MASUKU

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

SILVIA FIGUEIRA

Director of the Frugal Innovation Hub - Santa Clara University - USA

NIKHIL PATEL

CCO - Iroko - NIGERIA

GISELLE FREDERICK

Founder and CEO - Zingr - UK

DOROTHEA BOZICOLONA-VOLPE

Principal and Founder - Social Espionage - USA

BARBARA LYAYI

Venture Partner - Lateral Capital - USA

ALEXANDRA NOVITSKE

Principal Investment Officer, Africa at Singularity Investments - NIGERIA

APHRODICE MUTANGANA

General Manager, kLab - RWANDA

TATIANA MOUSSALLI

CEO - Wazobia TV & Wazobia MAX TV - NIGERIA

LAMINE DIALLO

Founder - EtherAfrica - FRANCE

ELINE BLAAUBOER

Managing Partner Africa - Tech Ventures and TBL Mirror Fund - KENYA

AMADOU DAFFE

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

BETELHEM DESSIE

Project Manager - iCog:Anyone Can Code - ETHIOPIA

JUDITH OKONKWO

Technology Evangelist & Founder - Imisi 3D - NIGERIA

TAYO AKINYEMI

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

NEIL ANDERSON

Technologist, Social Entrepreneur - Hubitat - UK

KANGE KANEENE

Senior Director, Business Development - SAP

TOM MBEGA

Business Account Strategist for the Sub-Saharan Africa - Google - IRELAND

BEREKET AMSALU

Country Manager - IBEX FRONTIER

KHADIJAT ABDULKADIR

Founder and Executive Director, Digital African Woman - BELGIUM

ZEKARIAS AMSALU

Founder & MD - IBEX Frontier , Investment Advisory - ETHIOPIA

LAMINE MICHEL SAVANE

Director Africa - Aspire Football Dreams - SENEGAL/USA

EMMANUEL BLIN

Founder and CEO - Tech Care for All - FRANCE

SORA YAGO

Company Director, Voxafrica - UK

AMOBÉ MÉVÉGUE

CEO - Ubiznews TV & Cultural Editor of FRANCE 24 - FRANCE

GRÉGOIRE DUSAUSOY

Managing Partner - Copper Oak - UK

ALPHA BACAR BARRY

CEO - Jatropha Group - GUINEA

GARETH LAI

Partner - LUMEN - SOUTH AFRICA

BORJA GONZALEZ DEL REGUERAL

Vice Dean & Professor of Business Analytics & Technology - IE School of Human Sciences & Technology - SPAIN

MEYVIS HENDRIKJE

Project Designer and Facilitator - IDROPS - BELGIUM

SEAN NDIHO OBEDIH

Founder and VP of Investment - Sobek Venture Holdings - UK

LIN DEJEAN YUN

Managing Partner - RVP Group - SINGAPOUR

VELANI MBOWENI

Co-founder and CEO - Lüla - SOUTH AFRICA

OLIVIER MIDIERE

MEDEF Ambassador for the Digital Economy & President’s Advisor - FRANCE

ANIE AKPE

Founder and CEO - IBOM LLC and Innov8tiv Magazine - USA

MUTARO BALDE

Executive Chef - Le Comptoir Group - HONG KONG

JOÃO GOULÃO

Director General - Cupido - PORTUGAL

SAMATAR ABDI OSMAN

Founder and General Manager - CTID Innovation Hub - Djibouti

PAUL LANGLOIS-MEURINNE

Co-founder & CEO - Gravity - FRANCE

MARIE ROGER BILOA

Founder & CEO - The Africa International Media Group - FRANCE

SINCLAIR SKINNER

Co-Founder - BitMari

JEAN ZOE OBIANGA

Founder - Angelus Consulting - UK

LAURE BOURGOIS

PhD - Founder - Codataschool - FRANCE

ENIOLA HARRISON

Communication and Public Relations & Co-Founder - Africa Communications Week - BELGIUM

GRÉGOIRE DE PADIRAC

Investment Manager - Orange Digital Ventures - FRANCE

DAWIT ABRAHAM

Co-Founder and CEO - Kukulu Game - ETHIOPIA

MAXIME BAYEN

Insights Director - Ecosystem Accelerator - GSMA

DANIEL HIERSO

President and co-founder - Overseas Network - FRANCE

DOTUN OLOWOPOROKU

Managing Partner - Starta - UK

KENZA LAHLOU

Co-founder & Managing Partner - Outlierz Ventures - MOROCCO

FRANCK PARIENTI

CEO - BusinessDigital.fr Training - MADAGASCAR

ADEWALE YUSUF

CEO - Techpoint.ng - NIGERIA

DON GOODMAN-WILSON

Developer Advocate - GitHub - FRANCE

JOSHUA MWANIKI

Country Director - Andela - KENYA

THOMAS SAMUEL

CEO, Sunna Design - FRANCE

JOMARI PETERSON

Founder- The Digital Reserve

EMMANUEL DEROZIN

Co-founder & CTO - Ma Coiffeuse Afro - FRANCE

GISELE MWEPU

Founder and CEO - Okapi Finance International - SWEDEN

EMILIAN POPA

Principal / Digital Growth Africa - DiGAME - SOUTH AFRICA

MAMADOU GOURO SIDIBE

Founder - Lenali - MALI

DELPHINE JAAFAR

Partner - VATIER Law Firm - FRANCE

RÉMI VEYRIER

Co-Founder - Langbot.IO - FRANCE

MOUSSA CAMARA

Co-founder - YeelenSolar - MALI

GAËL MUSQUET

CEO - CxLinks

RUSSELL SOUTHWOOD

Chief Executive - Balancing Act - UK

GREGOIRE SCHWEBIG

Founder & CEO - Haussamann - FRANCE

CHARLES SEKWALOR

CEO & Founder - Movemeback - UK

SERGE NOUKOUE

Co-founder - Nollywood Week Film Festival - IVORY COAST

SAMSON ASSEFA

CEO and Co-founder - AXenS

MOHAMED MNIF

CFO - Electrify Network & Co-Founder - Decentral Magazine - FRANCE

NURHASSEN MENSUR MUDESIR

Co-Founder - YenePay - ETHIOPIA

NADIA SOUFI

Founder - Paris for Her / A City for Her - FRANCE

BATHUPE MHANGO

Founder & CEO - The Malawi Business Bureau-ch - SWITZERLAND

MARGUERITE LEENHARDT

PhD, CEO - XiKO - FRANCE

JEAN MARC STENGER

Chief Investment Officer for Alternative Investments - Lyxor Asset Management - FRANCE

DEIDRA TOWNS

Founder & CEO - The GoodWell Group - USA

YAHAYA ADAMU MAIKORI

Founding Partner - Law Allianz - NIGERIA

ANDREW FASSNIDGE

Founder of AppsAfrica.com, Africa Tech Summit Kigali, London & DC

MUSA KALENGA

CEO and Founder - Bridge Labs - SOUTH AFRICA

VALÉRIE LEVKOV

Senior VP Africa and Middle East - EDF - FRANCE

ISABELLE FAGGIANELLI

Group Digital Transformation Director - LVMH - FRANCE

NNEILE NKHOLISE

Founder & Business Lead - iMed Tech - SOUTH AFRICA

AMMIN YOUSSOUF

CEO, Afrobytes - FRANCE

KINGSLEY IFY

CEO & Co-founder, Springboard Afro-Nordic Business Platform

Meet the African Tech Industry Leaders of the 2017 Afrobytes Marketplace edition in Paris

LARRY MADOWO

Business Editor - BBC Africa - KENYA

NJOKI GICHINGA

Senior Strategic Partnership and Business Development Specialist - SAFARICOM - KENYA

ARUN JAITLEY

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

BOSUN TIJANI

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

NIKHIL PATEL

CCO - Iroko - NIGERIA

JASON SPINDLER

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

CHARLENE CHEN

Chief Operating Officer, BitPesa - KENYA

EMEKA AFIGBO

Manager - Strategic Products Partnerships, Facebook - NIGERIA

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

KENFIELD GRIFFITH

CEO and Co-Founder, mSurvey - KENYA

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 of AppsAfrica.com, Africa Tech Summit Kigali, London & DC

JESSICA HOPE

Founder, Wimbart - UK

BERTIL VAN VUGT

Business Development Lead, VC4Africa - NETHERLANDS

ALPHA BACAR BARRY

CEO - Jatropha Group - GUINEA

REBECCA ENONCHONG

CEO, Appstech - CAMEROON

CHAMS DIAGNE

Founder and CEO, Talent2Africa - SENEGAL

AMY BARTHOPE

Head of Business, WeFarm - UK

CHARLES SEKWALOR

CEO & 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

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.

Innovation Manager - Agence Française de Développement

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, OKEY MONEY AFRICA

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

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