The African Information and Communication Technology Alliance (AfICTA) elected Ms. Ulandi Exner as the first female president of the African private sector-led technology organization at its just-concluded annual general meeting held virtually.
AfICTA is a private sector-led association of ICT associations, multinationals, businesses, organizations and individuals in the ICT sector in Africa. AfICTA is dedicated to delivering on the promise of the digital age for all Africans.
Expressing her enthusiasm, Ms Exner said: “I am honored and excited to lead AfICTA as its first female President. I would like to thank Past President Thabo Mashegoan for her dedicated service and commendable leadership. I look forward to working with AfICTA members to take the organization to new heights and contribute to the advancement of technology across the continent.”
Exner, who replaced Thabo Mashegoane, also serves as vice chair for Southern Africa.
Exner is an experienced information and communications technology professional with a strong background in cybersecurity, IT risk, and IT governance.
As AfICTA’s new Chair, she brings a wealth of experience and a visionary approach to lead the organization into a new era of innovation and growth. With extensive technology experience and a proven track record as a leader, Mr. Exner is expected to lead AfICTA into a new era of innovation and growth.
Ulandi Exner has demonstrated exceptional dedication and expertise in the ICT field, making him the perfect choice for this role.
Her arrival is not only an important milestone for AfICTA, but also an inspiration to women in technology across Africa and beyond.
In his new role, Mr. Exner will focus on furthering the organization’s mission to accelerate the spread of information and communications technology to advance the continent’s socio-economic development. Her vision includes fostering collaboration between industry players, advocating for policy changes that support innovation, and she wants AfICTA to remain at the forefront of shaping the future of ICT in Africa. Includes a guarantee.
Other elected officers and board members are: Rachel Sitanda (Kenya) Vice-Chairman and Deputy Chairperson for East Africa. Opeyemi Onifade re-elected as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance. Ms. Arinola Akinyemi (Nigeria), Vice-Chairman for West Africa; Ms. Christel Youbi (Cameroon), Vice-Chairperson for Central Africa; Engr Asem Wahby (Egypt), Vice-Chairman for North Africa. Other board members are ISPON Chairman Bimbo Abioye (Nigeria), Rimmon Kisten (South Africa), Inye Kemabonta (Nigeria), Laicana Coulibaly (Ivory Coast) and Eric Kouam (Senegal). ; Mr. Timirehin Ambari (Nigeria). Dr. Robinson Tombari Sibe (Nigeria). Mr. Wada Fadul (Sudan).
AfICTA members and stakeholders are eager to see Ulandi Exner’s leadership have a positive impact on the organization and Africa’s broader technology landscape. Her selection reflects the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and is a testament to the wealth of talent among women in technology.
Founded on May 1, 2012, AfICTA’s vision is to deliver on the promise of the digital age for all Africans, and its mission is to accelerate ICT-enabled development in Africa and To encourage multi-stakeholder dialogue that promotes the use of cutting-edge and innovative technologies. , computing and satellite technologies to enable Africa’s information society.