• ABOUT US

    The Africa Technology Business Network is a social enterprise and global network focused on driving innovation-led growth and impact in Africa

    We help to drive investment into the African tech ecosystem by creating awareness among UK businesses & investors about the emerging technology opportunities on the continent .

     

    Our flagship event, the Africa Technology Business Forum, brings together technology innovators, business leaders and investors from across Europe and Africa to build partnerships and share strategies for unlocking technology opportunities in Africa.


    We also partner with corporates, impact funds and development organisations to run innovation programmes supporting African entrepreneurs to launch scaleable, high-impact technology businesses.

     

    OUR TEAM

    Eunice Baguma Ball

    FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    A social innovation specialist who has spent the last 10 years working at the intersection of technology and social impact both in the UK and across Africa. She is passionate about the potential of technology to drive sustainable development in Africa.

    Gosbert Chagula

    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR

    A communications coach, innovation trainer and facilitator with extensive experience designing & delivering programmes to support organisations, young people and entrepreneurs to increase their impact.

    Serah Lister

    STRATEGY DIRECTOR

    An entrepreneur, business mentor and life coach who has worked extensively to inspire women and young people across the globe to reach their full potential. Prior to that she held c-level roles at global companies including GSMA & Prudential

    Bilen Shifferaw

    EVENTS & COMMUNITY MANAGER

    Bilen is an events and digital marketing specialist with a particular passion for supporting small businesses, diaspora entrepreneurs and creative industries. She is also serves as a Trustee for the Ethiopian Diaspora Services in the UK, a charity aimed at supporting the Diaspora's contribution to the development of Ethiopia.

    Stav Bar-Shany

    ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

    Stav is a Technology in Emerging Markets specialist and a strategist for organizations looking to use innovation to drive sustainable growth.
    She is also the co-Founder of IsraelDev Network- an entrepreneurial community of over 3000 professionals working to harness Israeli innovation for solving challenges in developing markets.

    Jean-Paul Melaga

    ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

    Jean-Paul is the Founder & CEO of Whitestone Finance. Prior to that he was the Head of Africa at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Head of Francophone Africa at Renaissance Capital. Jean-Paul started his career as FIG M&A analyst with Lehman Brothers.

    Manny Ajuwon

    ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

    Manny heads Oreed Group; specialists in African Markets Capital Advisory representing over £1.5bn in overseas transactions & construction, working with FTSE
    listed businesses, speciality fund managers & private equity investors.

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