Africa Digital Festival, the pan-African festival to unlock Africa’s digital future through a series of events has announced its maiden annual list publication of Africa’s 50 digital champions recognizing innovators and pacesetters on the African continent.
The list, which has a representation of the most powerful African men and women from 50 African countries, were chosen from various career backgrounds including education, health, Internet of things, digital finance, etc.
This 2020 list features notable household names such as Strive Masiyiwa (Econet Global – Zimbabwe), Pedro Lopes (Minister Cabo Verde), Getnet Assefa, (iCog Labs – Ethiopia), Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou (ICT Activist – Togo), Olugbenga GB Agboola (Flutterwave – Nigeria), Benjamin Fernandes (Nala – Tanzania), Aisha R. Pandor (SweepSouth – South Africa), Mostafa Kandil (SWVL – Egypt) among others.
These men and women are helping to promote digital transformation as leaders and influencers, both behind the scenes and in the public eye.
The youngest African to make the 2020 list is Sierra Leone’s Mohamed Sheriff Bah, the founder of TapTap (a reliable and dependable on-demand rider service app).
According to Foster Kofi Sam, the Chief Vision Officer of Africa Digital Festival, the list is not a ranking but a list of leading individuals championing corporate digital transformation, innovative new technologies and business models, technology training and those using technology for social change in Africa.
Below is the full list in no order. Live sessions and detailed profiles of the 50 Africa Digital Champions 2020 list will be officially published on www.digitalfestival.africa as well as other news channels.