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Catalina Ionescu
Catalina Lonescu Clinical Partner Facebook Catalina Ionescu is client partner Africa at Facebook
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Vijayakumar Bhagavatula
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula Director CMU Africa Vijayakumar Bhagavatula Director, CMU-Africa received his B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Since 1982, he has been a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Carnegie Mellon...
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Ivan Mbowa
Ivan Mbowa General Manager Tala East- Africa Ivan Mbowa is the General Manager at Tala East-Africa and In this role Ivan oversees the end-to-end business health, problem-solving business and organizational issues, and leads the Country Squads & Country Leadership Teams to develop the strategy and drive execution. Ivan built his career over the past 15...
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Hilina Damte
Hilina Damte G&H Blockchain Hilina Damte is the Co-Founder and CFO of G&H Blockchain and Partner at PayWay Ethiopia. Winner of a Binance Pitch Competition at the Africa Blockchain Conference, Hilina is using blockchain to revolutionize the agricultural industry in East Africa. Hilina holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University....
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Dan Block
Dan Block Global Innovation Fund  Dan Block is an Investment Associate at Global Innovation Fund invests in fintech, e-/m-commerce, energy, agribusiness, and related thematic areas at Global Innovation Fund, an emerging market, impact-first investment vehicle targeting developing countries with a principal focus in Sub-saharan Africa and Asia. He is also coordinating new vehicles to support...
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Mehdi Kettani
Mehdi Kettani Partner DLA Piper Mehdi Kettani is a Partner at DLA Piper, Casablanca Office. He has expertise in the areas of Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Litigation. He acts for clients in various sectors including FMCG, financial services, real estate, hospitality and leisure only to name but a few. Mehdi advises clients on...
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Carole Henry
Carole Henry Chief Data Officer ENGIE Carole Henry is the Chief Data Officer of ENGIE Africa and oversees the Innovation & Digital at ENGIE Africa. ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. In response to the urgency of climate change, ENGIE’s ambition is to become the world leader in the zero-carbon transition...
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William Maema
William Maema Partner at IKM Advocates William Maema Partner at IKM Advocates, a member of DLA Piper Africa, with over 26 years post qualification experience. He is a data protection and privacy expert and has advised both local and international clients on data protection and privacy, cybercrimes and the effect of the GDPR on businesses...
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Sandra Oyewole
Sandra Oyewole Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP Sandra Oyewole Partner at Olajide Oyewole LLP, a member of DLA Piper Africa and has been in practice for over 26 years. She leads the Intellectual Property and Technology practice and co-leads the Employment practice of the firm. She provides legal services on a multitude of issues in...
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Layla Derraz
Layla Derraz Senior Manager - International Relations Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry Layla Derraz is Senior Manager - International Relations Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry where she joined in 2008. The International Relations department represents Dubai Chamber on the international stage and in turn is one of its most active sections. The Department’s...
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