06th February 2019
DIGITECH AFRICA LTD Eric OSIAKWAN JOINS THE BOARD OF DIGITECH AFRICA LTD AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Directors of Digitech Africa LTD is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric OSIAKWAN as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries setting up ISPs, ISPAs, IXPs and high-tech startups. He Co-Founded a couple of fast growing startups in Africa. He was part of the team that built the TEAMS submarine cable in East Africa and an ICT Consultant for the World Bank, Soros Foundations, UNDP, USAID, USDoJ, USDoS as well as African governments and private firms. He authored “The KINGS of Africa’s Digital Economy”, co-authored the “Open Access Model”, adopted globally by the telecommunications industry, “Negotiating the Net” – the politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa and “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic Group. He was invited to contribute ideas to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Commission for Africa. Eric is a TED, Stanford, MIT and Harvard fellow. Eric’s firm strongly believes and rightly so that the next billion dollar startups will spring up from one of those so-called KINGS’ economies which he has written about @ https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057/978-1-137-57878-5_3
Alexandre N’DJORE, Chief Executive Officer of Digitech Africa Ltd and Chairman of the Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome a professional of the stature of Eric who is going to bring his wealth of experience building tech companies and his depth of technology expertise to help Digitech thrive quicker than expected in West Africa and beyond.