Africa Sub-regional Hubs
Africa Hubs Manager
Lorraine Davis, a community manager, events manager, panel moderator, and event host, and a tech start-up support enthusiast. Since 2018 she has worked to support start-ups across Sub-Saharan Africa. She has done a lot of work in start-up sourcing, start-up analysis, training and mentoring, and has been a part of numerous jury panels to identify the most promising entrepreneurs from the region. During this time she travelled across the continent and worked with a number of local entrepreneur support organizations such as Impact Hub Harare, KiandaHub in Angola, and mHub in Malawi to name a few.
North Africa Hub Leader
Wiam FAHIM, was a co-founding partner in 2005 of the 2WLS Company, a leader and specialized in Customer Relationship management. Wiam was responsible for the implementation of the development strategy of 2WLS - Bilendi in Morocco and internationally, particularly on the continent and in the Middle East (7 countries: Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Uganda, Egypt, Senegal, Gabon). She piloted the project to obtain CFC (Casablanca Finance City) status in March 2020. Status which confirms the strategic positioning of 2WLS in Africa. Wiam held the position of Director of Operations and Marketing for 9 years before taking responsibility for the development of the international activity in 2014. Wiam has over 20 years’ experience, and was a member of the Center for Young Leaders in Morocco for 7 years and a member of the scientific committee of the latest editions of Hub Africa with a Gender and Digital focus.
Georges Magloire Foaleng Fokam
Central Africa Hub Leader
Founder of the Nigerian fintech Foalengs (), Georges has an MBA and is a member of the Regulatory Exchange Knowledge (University of Cambridge). As a keynote speaker, he has participated in insightful summits including the Africa Digital Finance Summit (Kenya, February 2021) and Africa Digital Week (Bulgaria, March 2021). He has written a few articles on the blockchain industry, such as “The Regulation of Blockchain: From Monetary Monoculture to Monetary Ecosystem” in AFSIC-Investing in Africa, /; London, United Kingdom, October 2020. Through his research, Georges Foaleng discusses the possibility of issuing crypto-currencies by social communities. His company is committed to the fintech revolution in Africa through two main products: the digitalization of financial risk management and the migration of traditional business infrastructure to the blockchain model.
Southern Africa Hub Leader
Founder of the Bitcoin Community Angola, the largest and most active crypto community in Angola with more than 8 thousand members, where they organize events and create educational content on the universe of cryptocurrencies for the Angolan Community.
In addition, he is also Founder/ CEO of Yetubit Exchange, an Angolan exchange under construction designed to be launched in the 2nd Semester of 2021.
East Africa Hub Leader
Irene Kiwia is a champion for social economic development for Africa, whose career spans over 17 years in Media, Marketing, Communications, Technology and Development Programs that are focused on youth and women empowerment. Irene takes a vision and makes it a reality through sound strategy development. She intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization, brings them together into a coherent whole, helps others extend their thinking and drives implementation to impact advantage. She is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in the reality of resources that levers progress. Respected as a credible voice in decision making; a champion in finding strategic partners; and a visionary in how she perceives the future. Irene is a master at integrating innovation in all that she does and has earned a seat at the table wherever she serves. Irene who is a mom of three, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Dar es Salaam, and an MBA in Marketing from the same institution.
West Africa Hub Leader
Oluwajoba Oloba is a Lawyer, a business analyst and program coordinators for various social impact projects. His prior entrepreneurial journey spans several sectors including technology, content, education, legal tech, regulatory relations, research and real estate. He is currently a Co-Founder at a Technology Innovation Hub in Nigeria, The Nest. Joba worked as an attorney in a boutique law firm offering legal advisory services to start-up and High Net worth Individuals in Nigeria. He Co Founded Tutor.NG, an online learning platform, which provides tools for engaging and tutoring learners across the globe. In 2016, he also started an upskill training facility dedicated to the legal industry in Nigeria called The Lex Colony. ‘Joba has a bachelor’s degree in Law from the Obafemi Awolowo University and a master’s degree in law specialising in Project Finance from University of Dundee, Scotland.