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Islam Shawky

African Changemaker

Islam Shawky

Islam is a fintech leader and a driving force behind the advancements in digital payments and financial technology in Africa.

He is the Co-Founder and CEO of Paymob, a fintech company based in Egypt. Paymob specializes in digital payment solutions and financial technology services, primarily targeting emerging markets.

Shawky has played a crucial role in establishing and leading Paymob to become a prominent player in the fintech industry.
His leadership and entrepreneurial vision have driven significant advancements in digital payments and financial services.

Shawky’s expertise and thought leadership in digital payments in Africa have been widely recognized.
He has been invited to speak at numerous industry events and conferences, sharing his insights and shaping the discourse around fintech innovation.

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Akintola Adesanmi​

African Changemaker

Akintola Adesanmi

Akintola Adesanmi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spleet, a proptech startup dedicated to revolutionizing housing solutions in Nigeria and beyond.

As the CEO of Spleet, Akintola has made it his mission to transform how prospective tenants search for and experience housing.

Through innovative approaches and forward-thinking strategies, he has built a platform that offers flexible and convenient housing solutions tailored to the needs of modern lifestyles.

Akintola’s expertise and deep understanding of the housing market have positioned Spleet as a leading player in the industry.

Founded in 2018 from the need to find rentals with flexible payment options in Lagos as opposed to the usual one or two-year upfront payment options, Spleet allows homeowners to rent to vetted individuals while helping people easily find places to stay.

Akintola is also an angel investor, building and backing tech and tech-enabled businesses.

 

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Catherine Muraga

Catherine is a Kenyan information technology professional and tech leader with a passion for applying technology to create business outcomes or impact lives positively.

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Francis Nderitu

Francis Nderitu is a Kenyan tech entrepreneur redefining the cold chain industry and transforming how perishable goods are distributed across Kenya.

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Patricia Obo-Nai

African Changemaker

Patricia Obo-Nai

Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, stands at the forefront of Ghana’s digital revolution.

With her strong engineering background and unwavering commitment to connectivity and innovation, Obo-Nai has emerged as a driving force in shaping Ghana’s telecommunications landscape.

Patricia’s passion for digital inclusion is evident in her advocacy efforts as she recognizes that access to affordable and reliable telecommunications services is crucial for socioeconomic development.

She has been instrumental in driving initiatives to bridge the digital divide, ensuring that all segments of society, including underserved communities, have access to connectivity and the opportunities it brings.

Her dedication to digital inclusion is empowering individuals and businesses across Ghana, fostering economic growth and social progress.
Patricia is the first Ghanaian to become the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana.

 

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