GoDo Hub has announced new advisory board members to help it gain new insights to solve business problems and explore new opportunities.
The creative, innovative, and tech-centric hub is a member of isnhubs.org.ng. It aims at actively participating and contributing to the growth and development of an equal, inclusive and sustainable Africa.
The advisory board members announced on Sunday include Fatumata Soukouna Coker (Chairman). The entrepreneurial business builder, turn-around specialist and senior technology executive with over 20 years of global strategy, operational, organisational management and strategic marketing originally anchored in the United States of America, has held several pan-African roles in leading and working with multi-national and African businesses, engaging partnership across multiple geographies to achieve business transformation through technology.
Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr (Co-founder. CFA wears multiple hats, which are all focused on launching and supporting technology start-ups in Africa. He is a partner at Pacer.vc and founder of Institute’s Regional Director for Africa. For more than a decade, CFA has actively promoted the African tech ecosystem through his multi-award-winning media platforms, including techbuild.africa, Tech Trends on Channels Television and ICT Clinic column in The Punch newspapers. He currently serves as a director of the Innovation Support Network Hubs, a network of over 100 innovation and technology hubs across Nigeria. He is also a director with Nigeria Internet Registration Association, the sovereign managers of Nigeria’s .ng domain.
Cameron R. Law is a Sacramento native, who brings his passion and love for Sacramento as well as his experience in social ventures, venture capital and management consulting to the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship as the Executive Director. He is highly active in the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem where he is the coordinator of the iHub network, an organiser for a community economic development programme, 1 Million Cups, where he works to empower and elevate Sacramento entrepreneurs growing a supportive ecosystem for innovation. Most recently, he was selected to serve as the Sacramento organiser for Global Entrepreneurship Week by leadership at the Global Entrepreneurship Network. He serves on the leadership team and board of FourthWave.io, an accelerator for women-led tech businesses.
Julio Dibwe Mupemba is an enthusiastic advocate of start-ups and digital technology. He was the coordinator of the programme, I&P Acceleration Technologies. With a Master’s degree in Finance from the Kedge Business School, he spent five years in consulting firms, Ernst & Young and KPMG, before becoming an independent consultant on financial issues for start-ups, micro and small businesses, particularly in Africa. He is also a member of France Invest’s Africa group, of the SenStartup investment committee, and has had the opportunity to personally invest in several African start-ups.
Lavina Ramkissoon is a future technology lover, yoga practitioner, an implementer, trend influencer, strategist, LinkedIn connector, a keynote speaker, mother, partial artist, dancer-cum-writer, technologist and an Artificial Intelligence ethics mentor, who speaks worldwide about her love for humanity, technology, economics and business. She has featured in World Summit AI, Inspired AI, Africa AI accelerator, Fem-In-Tech and WAI summit.
In the same vein, GoDoHub equally welcomes Grace Oluchi as the new Executive Director. She will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will bring GoDoHub closer to its goal of actively contributing to an equal, inclusive and sustainable Africa. She will also be responsible for team leadership and general management responsibilities.
She joins GoDoHub from Centre d’Innovation de Lubumbashi, a tech and innovation hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she led various projects and programmes, which contributed to the advancement of tech and entrepreneurship, not only in DR Congo but Francophone Africa. It was there Oluchi served as Hub Manager.
In 2016, she led a skill development programme in Cameroon, which focused on providing skills enhancement to young graduates to increase their employability. In 2019, she managed the first international tech event in Lubumbashi sponsored by Giz, organised in partnership with an organisation like Kinshasa Digital.
During her successful tenure at CINOLU, she developed and led programmes like Femmes360, which empowered over 5,000 entrepreneurs across 25 Francophone African countries.
In 2021, CINOLU partnered with eskils4Girls and the Equals Digital Skills Fund to train over 1,000 girls in DRC in various digital literacy programmes.
Oluchi comes in with nine years experience in Francophone Africa, working principally in DRC and Cameroon. She has created projects and programmes that have enabled her to make impact and experience the Central, North, East and West Francophone African ecosystem.
She worked in some capacities where she was part of the team that created the first Association of Chartered Certified Accountants school in DRC and in under 12 months was able to start training more than 70 finance professionals.
Oluchi has a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance and MBA in Business Management.
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