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Kamau Gachigi
Dr. Kamau Gachigi
Dr Kamau Gachigi Founding Executive Director Gearbox Dr. Kamau Gachigi is the Founding Executive Director of Gearbox, a hardware accelerator that provides members with access to modern machines for prototyping and low volume manufacture, including electronics PCB fabrication, representing a unique window into Industry 4.0 capabilities in a developing country. Dr. Kamau is also a...
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Benjamin Fernandes Nala
Benjamin Fernandes
Benjamin Fernandes Founder Nala  Benjamin Fernandes is a Tanzanian technology entrepreneur and the founder of NALA —a cross-border money transfer service to reduce the costs of sending money from the diaspora to East Africa, starting with the UK. NALA is backed by leading US Venture Capital firms including Y-Combinator, Accel Partners and DST Global. Previously,...
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Seun Alley
Seun Alley COO Tech Advance Nigeria Seun Alley is a top-performing Business Operations Executive with a proven track record of strengthening compliance; improving processes and elevating output, quality, customer satisfaction and employee morale to an all-time high. She possesses multi-sectoral experience and a proven ability to revitalize organizations, initiate company-wide campaigns, and capture untapped opportunities...
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Kui Kinyanjui
Kui Kinyanjui Head of Regulatory & Public Policy Safaricom     Kui Kinyanjui is the Head of Regulatory and Public Policy at Safaricom. At Safaricom, she is tasked with developing a comprehensive regulatory and stakeholder engagement strategy and driving its delivery across multiple internal and external stakeholder groups.  She works with organizational leaders and worldwide...
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Jihan Abass
Jihan Abass Founder & CEO of Lami Jihan is currently the Founder and CEO of Lami,  an insurance as a service platform that aims to increase insurance penetration across Africa. The Griffin Motor App is Lami’s flagship product and has shortened the purchase process of car insurance to less than 2 minutes.   Prior to...
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Carmelle Cadet
Carmelle Cadet Chief Executive Officer/Founder Emtech Carmelle Cadet is an experienced Finance and Business Leader in the Enterprise IT sector, with specializations in the Financial Services, Treasury Management, and Blockchain Technologies.  As former IBM Finance and Business Executive Ms. Cadet managed multi-million software portfolios, while delivering over 100% year over year revenue growth.  EMTECH’s success...
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Simeon Ononobi
Simeon Ononobi Co-founder & CEO ThankUCash Simeon Ononobi is the current CEO and co-founder of ThankUCash, a technology company powering rewards and loyalty for African Banks and Businesses.   ThankUCash has just concluded the integration into over 177,000 payment terminals in Nigeria. ThankUCash serves businesses of all sizes - from startups, small retailers, big bucks stores...
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Kojo Boakye
Kojo Boakye Head, Public Policy, Africa Facebook Kojo Boakye is the Head, Public Policy, Africa Facebook. He’s an experienced ICT for Development Practitioner, with more than 10 years’ experience working with governments, fixed-line and mobile operators, development partners, online service providers, content developers and civil society organisations. Before joining Facebook, he was the Deputy Director...
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Apollo Sande
Apollo Sande Country Manager for Kenya & Uganda Luno  Apollo joined Luno in 2019 and currently holds the position of Country Manager for Kenya and Uganda. Prior to his current role, he has worked in open source software support and commercialisation, and led teams in hardware prototyping at Gearbox and Kivuli Fablab, Kenya. He is...
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Carmelle Cadet
Carmelle Cadet Chief Executive Officer/Founder Emtech Carmelle Cadet is an experienced Finance and Business Leader in the Enterprise IT sector, with specializations in the Financial Services, Treasury Management, and Blockchain Technologies.  As former IBM Finance and Business Executive Ms. Cadet managed multi-million software portfolios, while delivering over 100% year over year revenue growth.  EMTECH’s success...
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