ITNews Africa has an inspiring post on the top 10 women in ICT in Africa. For their full bios, please check out ITNewsAfrica’s post here.
Below is a list of Africa’s top 10 women in ICT which includes Nigeria’s Funke Opeke, Kenya’s Isis Nyong’o and many others
1. Nombulelo Moholi
Nombulelo was appointed Telkom SA CEO in March 2011 after a lengthy evaluation process. She became the first black woman to head up a JSE listed telecommunications company in South Africa. Moholi is a qualified engineer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Cape Town.
2. Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe
Thoko is the CEO of Kutana Investments Group. She has vast experience in South Africa’s telecommunication industry, (including Managing Executive: Consumer Sales and Marketing at Telkom.. Mokgosi- Mwantembe has held several senior positions including divisional MD for Siemens, CEO of Alcatel SA and CEO of HP South Africa.
3. Felleng Sekha
Felleng is a non- executive director of Business Connexion, a South African black owned ICT company. She was also the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board deputy chairperson and has chaired the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) and the National Telecommunications Forum.
4. Zandile Mbele
Zandile was appointed as Executive: Public Sector for Internet Solutions in 2010 and as Executive Director of Transformation for the Group in 2008. She plays a significant role as the group’s Executive Sponsor for some key Public Sector Accounts for Dimension Data, IS and Plessey.
5. Dr. Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane
Dr. Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane has 25 years experience in the broadcasting, film and telecommunications sectors in the US and in South Africa. Currently she is a member of the Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development.
6. Doreen Ramphaleng-Motlaleng
Doreen Ramphaleng-Motlaleng is the MD of Infomatix, a software technology company based in Gaborone, Botswana.
Doreen was conferred with the ‘Top ICT Businesswoman, 2009’ award, by the African ICT Achievers Awards Board.
7. Betty Mwangi-Thuo
Betty Mwangi-Thuo joined Safaricom in December 2007 and is charged with managing the New Products Division comprising the globally acclaimed M-PESA business and Safaricom’s Value Added Service roadmap for product innovation and GSMA projects.
8. Isis Nyong’o
Isis Nyong’o is InMobi’s Vice President and Managing Director for Africa. Isis is currently managing InMobi’s African business strategy and facilitating the expansion of the company’s continental base. Isis previously led Google’s business development initiatives in Africa.
9. Funke Opeke
Funke Opeke leads Main One Cable Company in Nigeria. She is an experienced telecommunications executive who founded Main Street Technologies.
10. Angela Gahagan
Angela Gahagan is the MTN Business managing executive and a twice-nominated candidate for the Business Woman of the Year award.
List compiled by IT News Africa