Connecting Africa is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Enterprise

The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

Article Image
Africa's telecommunications and technology sectors are some of the fastest growing in the world and at the forefront of these industries are the influential leaders who are working to shape the future of the continent.

Through their work, these leaders are creating jobs, driving economic growth, and improving the lives of millions of Africans, as well as making Africa a more competitive player in the global economy.

A new report titled "100 Most Influential African Leaders 2023 in Technology and Telecommunications" was created by the Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa teams, and highlights inspirational leaders across telecom, government, enterprise, fintech, startups, and non-profit organizations.

Top leaders across sectors

Some of the telecom leaders in the spotlight are Liquid Intelligent Technologies Group CEO Nic Rudnick; Orange Middle East and Africa CEO Jérôme Hénique; and MTN Group VP Southern and East Africa Region Yolanda Cuba.

In the startups section, some of the top leaders include Womenovate Founder Motunrayo Opayinka; Gozem Co-Founder and Co-CEO Raphael Dana; and Kyosk Co-Founder and CEO Raphael Afaedor.

Fintech leaders that made the list include Flutterwave Founder and CEO Olugbenga Agboola; Chipper Cash VP of Global Developer Relations Wiza Jalakasi; and Klasha Founder and CEO Jess Anuna.

You can download the full report here.

Africa Tech Festival, home of AfricaCom and AfricaTech, will be back in Cape Town, South Africa from November 13-16, 2023.

Related posts:

*Top image source: Image by pressfoto on Freepik.

— The Staff, Connecting Africa

Innovation hub

Video

Interview: Juliet Ehimuan on Africa's next wave of innovation

Juliet Ehimuan, founder and CEO of Beyond Limits Africa and ex-MD of Google West Africa, spoke to Connecting Africa about the next wave of innovation in Africa and the continent's digital future.

Story

InDrive enters Zimbabwe's Bulawayo

Ride-sharing platform InDrive is expanding its services to Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo after successfully introducing its services in the capital of Harare in May this year.

More Innovation hub

Latest video

More videos

Industry announcements

More Industry announcements

Sponsored video

More videos

Partner perspectives

All Partner Perspectives

Africa Tech Perspectives

Story

The 100 most influential African leaders in 2023

A new report from Africa Tech Festival and Connecting Africa puts a spotlight on the top 100 African leaders in the telecoms and technology sector in 2023.

Story

Deep dive into East Africa's tech startup ecosystem

New survey reveals a lack of access to investors, reliance on international VCs and global recession trends as the biggest barriers for East African tech startups to access funds.

Story

Challenges and opportunities for women's tech careers

A new survey reveals that COVID-19, the cost-of-living crisis, skills shortages and a lack of mentorship have negatively affected women's career development over the past two years.

More AfricaCom perspectives

Upcoming events

Nextv Series Africa
October 4-5, 2023
Hotel Sky Sandton, Johannesburg
Africa Tech Festival, Home of AfricaCom and AfricaTech
November 13-16, 2023
CTICC, Cape Town
More Upcoming events

Flash poll

All polls

Guest Perspectives

Story

Omdia View: August 2023

By Omdia Analysts

Highlights in August 2023 in the Middle East and Africa included a commercial 5G launch from Ethio Telecom and the signing of a virtual wheeling agreement between Vodacom South Africa and Eskom – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

Story

Omdia View: February 2023

By Omdia Analysts

In February 2023 key events in the Middle East and Africa included a major Internet project for Africa's underserved by Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Microsoft as well as a 5G launch in Tanzania – that and more in this month's Omdia View.

More Guest Perspectives

Like us on Facebook

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up
Tag id I-0000192