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  • Director and Telecoms Analyst
    AFRICA ANALYSIS
    Dobek Pater has over fifteen years’ experience in the telecoms industry and is currently a telecommunications analyst with Africa Analysis, working on a wide range of projects in Africa for a diverse client base. In his capacity as a telecommunications analyst he has been responsible for analysis of various More
  • Managing Director
    BCS GROUP
    Mr. Maru is the founder and managing director of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group. The company is a provider of back haul data and wholesale Internet services to mobile operators and ISPs in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eastern DRC, and South Sudan). The Group is a shareholder in the More
  • VP & Business Head for Airtel Business, Africa
    BHARTI AIRTEL
    Purumedh serves as Vice President & Business Head for Airtel Business (Africa). In this capacity he leads Global Data & Voice business for Africa and drives Airtel’s efforts to expand its footprint within African Continent.  Since joining Bharti Airtel in 2007, he has worked across varied roles in Supply More
  • CEO
    BK TECHOUSE
    Regis is the CEO of BK TecHouse Ltd, a start-up Technology Company by Bank of Kigali. Prior to this, he spent his career in the United States consulting for the global Tech giants such as Hewlett Packard (HP) as a Program Manager and later with Accenture PLC in Seattle, Washington. During his time there, his main More
  • Deputy Editor
    CAPACITY MEDIA
    James Pearce is Capacity's deputy editor. He joined in August 2016 and is tasked with reporting on news for the magazine and website, writing features and conducting interviews, as well as overseeing content strategy for sister publication Global Telecoms Business. Prior to joining Capacity, James spent two years More
  • Country Manager, Uganda
    CSQUARED
    Suzan Kitariko is a senior executive with over 14 years experience in the Telecom sector in Uganda. Throughout her career she has built a reputation for successfully developing telecom business strategies, incubating new business models and building out customer channel programs for 2 start-up Telecom companies in More
  • General Manager
    EAST AFRICA DATA CENTRE
    Dan is responsible for East Africa Data Centre’s commercial strategy and has overall responsibility for the teams that manage design, roll-out and build of the data centre’s hosting mainframe, mid-range, production control and network operations. Dan is also responsible for driving implementation of new More
  • Managing Partner
    FGL TELECOM
    Claude Tambu is the Managing Partner of FGL Telecom. Technology enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in Telecommunication industry, Messaging and collaboration Infrastructure expert where he spent several years as a Senior Engineer with a fortune 500 technology firm, supporting their clients’ Messaging and More
  • CEO
    ICOLO.IO
    Ranjith Cherickel is the founder and CEO of icolo.io, a carrier neutral data center operator that designs, builds and operates open access data centers in Kenya. He is an Industrial Engineer by training, has a Masters in Computer Science and an MBA from INSEAD. Ranjith started his career in New York and Silicon Valley More
  • Regional Head TMT Investments Africa
    IFC (WORLD BANK GROUP)
    German Cufre leads Telecom, Media and Technology investments in Africa and Latin America for the International Finance Corporation. German joined IFC in 2006 and has been part of the TMT team since 2008, where he has overseen over US$1 billion of loan, mezzanine and equity investments in these regions in diverse More
  • CEO
    ISOCEL
    Born in Ghana, Robert AOUAD studied in France and lived and worked in the United States for several years. A born entrepreneur, he moved to Benin since 1995, where he set up various distribution and sales companies for consumer products. In 2000, he created a company specializing in the marketing of mobile terminals More
  • EVP / CEO
    KWESE / KWESE PLAY
    Ryan has more than 12 years of experience in the Media, Telecommunications, Mobile and Fiber industries. He previously served as CEO & co-founder of ipidi tv and also held the position of MD at Liquid Telecom SA. He is currently EVP for Econet Media and CEO of Kwesé Play, a trusted OTT/IPTV delivery platform that More
  • CTO
    LIQUID TELECOM
    Ben Roberts joined LTK as CEO in 2013, and has been the Chief Technical Officer for Liquid Telecom Group since 2006. With over 20 years experience across a range of technologies in design, support, integration and operational management roles, he has led the group’s networking and product strategy, expanding its More
  • CEO
    LIQUID TELECOM
    Nic Rudnick became Liquid Telecom CEO in 2004, when the company rebranded from Econet Satellite Services, and has played a lead role in the creation of our Pan-African network, which now stretches over 50,000km. He has been listed in Global Telecom Business Magazine's 100 most influential people in the More
  • Data Center Product Manager
    MAINONE
    Vremudia Oghene-Ruemu is the product lead for MainOne’s data centre business. He is responsible for overall data centre financial performance and takes the lead on product development, product management, sales and marketing strategy. Prior to MainOne, Vremudia functioned in roles spanning consulting, systems More
  • Lead Analyst / Board Member
    MEDIA ANALYST / ICTAU
    Simon is an enthusiastic Ugandan Communicator, working as Lead Analyst at Media Analyst, a private Agency running Public Relations and Communications services for individual and corporate clients.Besides his day jobs, Simon is Chairperson of the Board of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, the public national More
  • CEO
    NETONE
    Bejoy is a highly skilled professional with a strong background in finance and technology verticals. Bejoy has over 10 years’ experience in I.C.T infrastructure development and optimisation and prior to his technology exposure assisted various institutions in Finance raising, corporate recovery and restructuring. More
  • Founder & CEO
    NEXGE TECHNOLOGIES
    Nitin is the Founder & CEO of Nexge Technologies. Nexge provides VoIP, OTT, SMS and VAS solutions to Telecom Service Providers globally. It is headquartered in Chennai, India with more than 250+ customers in 24 countries. Nitin oversees Organization Development, Corporate & Product Strategy for maximising value More
  • Executive Director
    NITA UGANDA
    Mr. Saaka joined NITA-U from Shell International B.V., where he spent 12 years – from July 1998 until July 2010. James held various roles in the Shell Group, as below: . From 1998 – 2003: IT Manager for Shell Uganda Ltd . From 2005 to 2008: Information Security Manager for Shell operations in Africa, More
  • Managing Director
    RACK CENTRE
    Mr. Tunde Coker is a technology executive with over 30 years’ experience in Engineering ICT. He has international experience across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa with global blue chip organisations, such as GSK, ABN Amro, UBS, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and The Prudential. He has held the position of Global More
  • Head of Wholesale
    SAFARICOM
    Ms. Wangeci Kanjama serves as the Head of Wholesale at Safaricom where she is in charge of the international voice business, Roaming Services, IP & capacity & wholesale infrastructure services. She has a wealth of experience in the telecommunication  industry spanning over 15 years with great passion for regional More
  • CEO
    SEACOM
    As Chief Executive Officer at SEACOM, Byron J. Clatterbuck is responsible for all aspects of the business and for leading the company in its transition to become a Pan-African communications service provider. Byron has more than 18 years experience managing and developing telecommunication businesses with revenue in More
  • Chief Sales Officer
    SEACOM
    Steven van der Linde is responsible for growing group revenues as well as leading customer engagement and strategic channel development at SEACOM. He brings to his role more than 20 years of sales management experience in the African telecoms market. Steven joins SEACOM from Tata Communications, where he was More
  • VP Line of Business Voice & Mobile
    SPARKLE
    Stefano Olivieri was appointed Vice President Line of Business Voice & Mobile in October 2015. Previously he was in charge of Marketing Voice Operation as of January 2006. Stefano started his career in the telecommunication industry in 1990 at Italcable as Carrier Relation Manager for the Far East and has developed a More
  • Global Head of TMT
    STANDARD BANK
    Over 30 years investment banking experience, specialised in the TMT sector with experience throughout the developed world and the emerging markets for over 15 years. Also responsible for coordination and coverage of financial sponsors including private equity, institutional investors, family offices and sovereign More
  • Managing Director, Carrier Services Division
    TELKOM KENYA
    Kebaso Mokogi is the Managing Director, Carrier Services Division at Telkom. Kebaso has 20 years’ experience working in the software development and telecommunications fields in East Africa and the United States having worked in various capacities at Xerox, AT&T, Safaricom and Telkom Kenya.Kebaso is the Board More
  • Executive Director
    UGANDA COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
    Mr Godfrey Mutabazi is the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) - the regulatory authority of the communications sector in Uganda, which comprises broadcasting, postal and telecommunications services. Mr Mutabazi is an aeronautical engineer and a fully registered member of the Royal More
  • Managing Director, EMEA
    UPTIME INSTITUTE
    Mr. Collerton is the Managing Director of the Uptime Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the region. Mr. Collerton joined the Uptime Institute in April 2012, and has established a dynamic team based in London and Dubai, focusing on the EMEA More
  • Director General
    ZAMBIA NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    Richard Msapenda Mwanza is a Chartered Engineer and Business Executive with more than thirty five years senior management experience, outstanding transformational engineering skills and proven business leadership ability to manage large Corporations. Currently he is working as Director General and Chief Executive of More

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