In honour of women’s day in South Africa, ITNewsAfrica is profiling 10 leading women who have made significant contributions to Africa’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector and occupy high profile positions in this fast paced, and sometimes cut throat industry.
Here’s our list of top 10 African women in ICT.
1. Nombulelo Moholi
Nombulelo was appointed Telkom SA CEO in March 2011 after a lengthy evaluation process.
2. Thoko Mokgosi-Mwantembe
Thoko is the CEO of Kutana Investments Group.
3. Felleng Sekha
Felleng is a non- executive director of Business Connexion, a South African black owned ICT company.
4. Zandile Mbele
Zandile was appointed as Executive: Public Sector for Internet Solutions in 2010 and as Executive Director of Transformation for the Group in 2008.
5. Dr. Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane
Dr. Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane has 25 years experience in the broadcasting, film and telecommunications sectors in the US and in South Africa.
6. Doreen Ramphaleng-Motlaleng
Doreen Ramphaleng-Motlaleng is the MD of Infomatix, a software technology company based in Gaborone, Botswana.
7. Betty Mwangi-Thuo
Betty Mwangi-Thuo joined Safaricom in December 2007 and is charged with managing the New Products Division comprising the globally acclaimed M-PESA business and Safaricom’s Value Added Service roadmap for product innovation and GSMA projects.
8. Isis Nyong’o
Isis Nyong’o is InMobi’s Vice President and Managing Director for Africa.
9. Funke Opeke
Funke Opeke leads Main One Cable Company in Nigeria.
10. Angela Gahagan
Angela Gahagan is the MTN Business managing executive and a twice-nominated candidate for the Business Woman of the Year award.