Africa’s telecommunications and technology space is one of the fastest growing in the world and at the top of these firms are the influential leaders who are working to shape the future of the continent.
These leaders are creating jobs, driving economic growth, and improving the lives of millions of Africans. They are also making Africa a more competitive player in the global tech economy.
A new report titled “100 Most Influential African Leaders 2023 in Technology and Telecommunications” was created by the Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa teams. The report highlights inspirational leaders across telecom, government, enterprise, fintech, startups, and non-profit organizations.
Some of the telecom leaders in the spotlight are Liquid Intelligent Technologies Group CEO Nic Rudnick; Orange Middle East and Africa CEO Jérôme Hénique; and MTN Group VP Southern and East Africa Region Yolanda Cuba.
In the startups section, some of the top leaders include Womenovate Founder Motunrayo Opayinka; Gozem Co-Founder and Co-CEO Raphael Dana; and Kyosk Co-Founder and CEO Raphael Afaedor.
Fintech leaders that made the list include Flutterwave Founder and CEO Olugbenga Agboola; Chipper Cash VP of Global Developer Relations Wiza Jalakasi; and Klasha Founder and CEO Jess Anuna.
As Africa experiences rapid economic expansion and digital transformation, the telecom industry plays a pivotal role in connecting businesses and individuals, driving innovation, and shaping the continent’s future.
The digitalization trends sweeping across Africa is enabling telecom solutions to help businesses stay ahead of the competition.