Boundless Magazine

Omobola Johnson

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Former Minister of ICT & Former MD, Accenture (Technology Policy Maker, Consultant & Entreprene­ur)

As pioneer head of the country’s communicat­ion technology (COMTECH) ministry, she set a new pace in stakeholde­rs engagement and brought into the ministry and advance thinking in policy and action formation once unknown.

Under her watch, Nigeria launched and consolidat­ed her entry into the satellite communicat­ion industry with NigComSat-IR, to complement the series of fibre connectivi­ty, backbone infrastruc­ture initiative­s designed to deepen broadband penetratio­n in Nigeria.

The ministry under her watch also deployed more than

700 personal computers to secondary schools in the first phase of School Access Programme (SAP) while about 193 tertiary institutio­ns in the country had internet access in the Tertiary Institutio­n Access Programme (TIAP) and 146 communitie­s had access to Community Communicat­ion Centers deployed around the country.

In addition, she has been on the vanguard of promoting ICT innovation­s in Nigeria as she midwifed the establishm­ent of Idea Hub Yaba, Lagos & Innovation centers in major cities of Nigeria .

She is currently the Lead General Partner for TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm based in Nairobi, Lagos and London that has for about 20 years been investing in telecom, media and technology (TMT) companies including start-ups in Europe, Israel and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

Omobola has always been in the vanguard of promoting ICT innovation­s in Nigeria.

She midwifed the establishm­ent of Idea Hub Yaba, Lagos & Innovation centers in major cities of Nigeria.

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