Our Leadership is made up of distinguished professionals  with many years of experience in management, business, strategy, entrepreneurial, policy, International relations,  and development of technology & innovation.

 

Prof. Jmaiel MOHAMED

Prof. Jmaiel MOHAMED

Co-Founder & Chairman

Prof. Jmaiel MOHAMED

Co-Founder & Chairman

Prof. Jmaiel MOHAMED

Co-Founder & Chairman

Mohamed JMAIEL obtained his diploma of engineer in Computer Science from Kiel (Germany) University in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin in 1996. He is, since 2009, full Professor in Computer Science at the National School of Engineers of Sfax (Tunisia). He participated to the initiation of many graduate courses at the University of Sfax. His current research areas include software engineering of distributed systems, formal methods in model-driven architecture, self-adaptive and pervasive systems, autonomic middleware. He conducted many research projects and published more than 260 regular and invited papers in international conferences and journals, and has co-edited six conferences proceedings and five journals special issues on these subjects. He organized and co-chaired the program committees of many international conferences, like MCSEAI’2004, CRiSIS’2009, NOTERE’2010, OPODIS’2010, WETICE’2013, VECOS’2016, ESBM’2017, and ICTAC’2019. He was director of the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), from 2011 to 2014. Currently, he is the general director of the digital research center at the Technopark of Sfax. More details are available on his home page: http://www.redcad.org/members/jmaiel/

Mr. Kenneth Efetobor IZOMOH

Co-Founder & C.E.O

Mr. Kenneth Efetobor IZOMOH

Co-Founder & C.E.O

Mr. Kenneth Izomoh is a digital strategist, an ExO advisor, and an expert in digital transformation, leadership, exponential strategy and innovation with extensive experience in innovation architecture solutions development, business and market positioning. He is an astute entrepreneur and has more than 22 years’ experience in ICT innovation & industry. He has consulted more than 20 EU H2020 ICT development projects for Europe and Africa; and managed business developments related activities in cloud platforms for many economic sectors namely e-health, e-tourism, e-agriculture, oil-&-gas, e-energy, Environment, Circular Economy, smart mobility & insurance, enterprise solutions, e-commerce, factories of the future, and smart manufacturing under industry 4.0 enterprise initiatives.

Over the years, Mr. Izomoh served in high profile ICT consulting companies helping clients to achieve exponential growth, offer advisory support to innovation hubs, senior executives, and supporting conceptualization of innovation products’ & designs, value chain optimization schemes, and innovation studies for a number of private and public clients. He also acted in the past as an event manager related to the dissemination & continental networking of stakeholders’ in view of turnkey ICT programmes and entrepreneurships related to EU and Africa joint collaborations.

Mr. Marcin JABLONSKI

Mr. Marcin JABLONSKI

Co-FOUNDER & ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Mr. Marcin JABLONSKI

Co-FOUNDER & ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

Mr. Marcin JABLONSKI

Co-FOUNDER & ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT

• President of Connection Point International Ltd.
• Vice-President of Chamber of Commerce Exporters and Importers in Mysłowice (PL)
• Co-founder of Connection Point Africa in Tunis (TUN).
• Co-founder and board member of Algerian-Polish Social and Economic Council
• Partner of African Hope association (Morocco, Cote d'Ivoire)
• Member of Silesian Innovation Council (PL)
• Expert in Clustering, Networking, Innovations and Internationalization.
• Expert of Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship Development in Gliwice (PL)
• Expert and Partner of National Forest Center in Zvolen (SK)
• Expert of Polish, Slovak and Czech Agencies and R+D institutions.
• Partner of Turkich and Chinese Business organizations.

Mrs. Afef BELHAJ

Mrs. Afef BELHAJ

DIRECTOR North Africa & Women In Tech

Mrs. Afef BELHAJ

DIRECTOR North Africa & Women In Tech

Mrs. Afef BELHAJ

DIRECTOR North Africa & Women In Tech

Mrs. Afef Belhaj (Sofrecom, Tunisia)

Passionate about technology, Afef Belhaj studied telecommunication engineering. Mobile operators became her field of expertise throughout her carrier. Graduated from Sup'Com, a reputed Tunisian engineering school, she has chosen to strengthen her knowledge through an MBA in a prestigious school in Britain.

With 15 years of experience in telecoms, Afef has been managing since 2016 an Orange Group entity based in Tunis, Orange Labs Tunisia, within Sofrecom Tunisia. Her team of around 150 young Tunisian engineers designs and deploys innovative platforms to serve the Group's subsidiaries around the world, in Europe and in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Afef also contributes to strengthening the link between the business world and the Tunisian university by encouraging university initiatives and innovation projects.

Iindani MKHIZE

Iindani MKHIZE

DIRECTOR Southern Africa

Iindani MKHIZE

DIRECTOR Southern Africa

Iindani MKHIZE

DIRECTOR Southern Africa

About Lindani Mkhize

Lindani Mkhize is a Durban based tech entrepreneur and tech startup ecosystem builder, he has founded a number of tech startups before Starting a non-profit company Silicon Durbs which is the organization that is leading the Durban tech startup ecosystem and runs startup programs that are designed for new startup founders to set up their business and be part of the ecosystem. Mr. Mkhize believes that through creating technology innovation and the entrepreneurship ecosystems in Africa, the continent can create future jobs and sustain itself as more technology businesses are going to succeed. Mr. Mkhize's personal vision is to see Africans leading the world in technology innovation, he sees a future where the world depends on Africa to lead it through technology innovation.

Emma AINAMANI

Emma AINAMANI

DIRECTOR Eastern Africa

Emma AINAMANI

DIRECTOR Eastern Africa

Emma AINAMANI

DIRECTOR Eastern Africa

Emma is an ICT marketing expert and also well vested in innovation ecosystem development.

Emma is based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Moussa MBAYE

Moussa MBAYE

DIRECTOR Western Africa

Moussa MBAYE

DIRECTOR Western Africa

Moussa MBAYE

DIRECTOR Western Africa

Mr. Moussa MBAYE is a senior expert on Geomatics, GIS and GNSS innovation and impact management. His key competences include designing; developing and implementing geodatabase for several clients such are international organisations, public administrations and companies. For GNSS activities he was trained by the first SAFIR Working Session in Dakar on EGNOS SBAS in 2013 and receiving update via the JPO Head on future satellites development. He was also involved in the EU funded project AIA (GNSS - Awareness in Africa) project during 2013 and 2014, and he supervised two African students’ papers on the project. He led key activities towards all the workshop preparations, and presented speeches on GNSS and GPS realities and perspectives in Senegal and defended the deliverable D13 on the project development preliminary schemes.  Moussa also presented during the workshops a web-application on iodate salt and enabling the products distribution’s products and actors tracking (SIGCDSI 2017-2018). It elaborated on the design, functional aspects and most importantly facilitating dematerialization process of national social Security institutions (PHMSI 2019). He has demonstrated great experience in applied remote sensing in several African projects funded by the UN, as a GIS expert on data collection, analysis, mapping, reporting and was involved also in training sessions of the African stakeholders.

Moussa is based in Senegal and a representative of ADL-INNET in Western Africa; he speaks both English and French perfectly. He leads all ADL-INNET activities on dissemination, webinars, and networking in West Africa as the coordination focal point, assisting, promoting and monitoring cluster registration progress through the portal and engages with the local stakeholders on digital leadership and innovation initiatives. Moussa has a Master’s degree in Geography and Environment Management from the Lille 1 Science and Technology University (year 2003), Lille, France.