The immediate past Head of Nigeria’s Ministry of Communication, Mrs Omobola Johnson, has been appointed to head the yet to be set up Lagos office of the Telecommunications outfit: TLCom.
Maurizio Caio, managing partner at TLcom described the firm’s excitement with Mrs Johnson’s addition to their team. He described the appointment as coming at a time when the firm is exploring new markets in Africa associated with technology and innovation for value generation with Nigeria as a specific target for its operations.
Mrs Johnson will be heading the new Lagos office to be opened soon. Before her time in government, she already had 25 years of experience working with Accenture and presently, she chairs the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI).
Johnson said she was convinced local entrepreneurship and private capitals are keys to unleashing the power of technology to create jobs and economic development in Africa.
“My goal to assist African tech entrepreneurs’ access venture capital investment can be best achieved by joining a well established investor such as TLCom,” she said.
“My main focus will be on deal flow generation, investment and value generation, and to bring industry level experience and network opportunities to support the scalable, sustainable and profitable growth of African tech companies in the TLCom portfolio.