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.