Elaine Bannerman is an entrepreneur and the founder of Pan-African Tech Foundation. Elaine has a passion for technology and innovation in Africa, and mentors and advises African technology start-ups (including Fintech and Agrictech start-ups) on strategy and capital raising. Elaine maintains a keen focus on socio-economic development in Africa. Elaine is thorough in implementing and achieving strategic and tactical goals and maintains an environment built on integrity, quality, operational excellence and uncompromising ethics. Elaine has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer in capital markets and she is a barrister of England and Wales. Elaine is also the founder of Infini Digital Consulting (InfiniDNA), a platform where start-up entrepreneurs are matched with start-up service providers to achieve mutual enrichment and empowerment in the business relationship as they “Start-up to Succeed”.
Communications & PR
Tetteh “Tet” Kofi has a career background in market analysis, print and broadcast Journalism and is co-founder of the online PR firm JournoLink. He has presented Network Africa on the BBC World service along with other programmes in BBC Radio, and independent Radio Networks in the UK, and was publisher of the Ethnic Media Group with 4 titles in Britain including the market Leading New Nation Newspaper. He is currently involved in the establishment of the African Renaissance network, an agency that seeks to redefine the African way of being and re-imagine its future. He is Executive Consultant to Yanga TV, voted the favourite African Diaspora TV channel in the UK. As a PR consultant Tetteh has advised and trained senior executives and officials of The UK Cabinet Office, The British Army, L'Oréal Worldwide, Société Générale, British Aerospace, The EC Social Services Directorate, Logica and BP.
Strategy and Reputation Management
Baron is an experienced communications and strategy professional. He worked as a project manager on international development projects in the former Soviet Union, south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. He was head of research at the leading global directory of commercial lawyers, research editor of a quarterly industry magazine and is a long-standing consultant to global commercial law firms on communications strategy . He was a founder of a wearable technology digital health start up and is currently a senior policy adviser at The Brain Tumour Charity. His voluntary roles include being the founder of independent broadcasting start-up The Hub, a presenter on Epsom Hospital Radio and previously being chair of trustees of London-focused education charity ELATT.
Digital Education and External Relations
Melvyn has over 20 years experience in digital education working with a wide variety of subject matter experts, including blockchain and cryptocurrency experts. Melvyn is focused on keeping Africa driving forward with emerging technologies and the need to support the education, legal & regulatory and technological sectors. Outside digital learning, Melvyn is also a director for DWIB Leukemia Trust and a member of the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Transplant Alliance (NBTA), which is the coordinating voice for BAME transplant donation. He has a staunch interest in cars, motorsports, athletics, boxing, football and nature. Melvyn believes you cannot move forward by looking in your rear-view mirror.
Strategic Development, Partnerships and Fundraising
Cazzie is a Sourcing Executive within IBM’s Procurement Consulting Services practice leading external global clients. Mr. Williams has extensive experience in sourcing and leading supply chain projects for a broad range of global industries including, but not limited to consumer goods, industrial, aerospace, medical, and military. Mr. Williams is a dynamic, results-oriented leader with a diverse background in global sourcing, project management, engineering, operations, and international business development within various global industries. He has proven experience managing on-site and remote global teams delivering sourcing savings and operational efficiencies. In addition, as a global transformation leader, he has transformed organizational structures, re-engineered roles, developed and mentored staff to improve and standardize processes. Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University, MBA in Organizational Leadership from the University of Michigan, and Certification in Supply Management from the Institute of Supply Management. His passion and expertise have afforded him to serve on various universities and private sector advisory boards.