When Andile is not covering Africa's emerging tech industry for African Tech Roundup, he speaks widely and advises high net worth individuals and leading brands and businesses on media strategy, market-entry plays and investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Andile holds a BBA - Business Management degree from Helderberg College and is currently studying towards a Masters in Interactive Digital Media at Wits University. He has also co-founded a gourmet grape juice label called Latanda with his wife, Sithabiso.
Andile is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tayo was a Senior Consultant for infoDev, a program of the World Bank Group, supporting the development of XL Africa— a pan-African, post-acceleration program. She has also worked with the innovation unit of the Telecommunication Development Bureau to develop a toolkit for strengthening ICT centric ecosystems.
Prior to infoDev, Tayo served as the first Executive Director of AfriLabs, a pan-African network of tech hubs. Additionally, she helped launch the inaugural Anzisha Prize at the African Leadership Academy, contributed to a Rockefeller Foundation-funded study on impact enterprise, and worked in social impact consulting. Tayo holds an MBA - Sustainable Global Enterprise from Cornell University and a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.
Tayo is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Musa is an author, marketer and entrepreneur. He was formerly Africa Client Partner at Facebook, and prior to that, he served as Group Head of Digital Marketing at Nedbank. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Bridge Labs as well as Chief Future Officer at the House of Brave Group.
Musa is a lauded speaker and strategist who has made the Mail & Guardian's "Top 200 Young South Africans" list. He holds a B.Com in Marketing and Project Management from Wits University and an MBA - Marketing and Digital Strategy from Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Musa is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tor is a seasoned finance professional with an M.Sc. in Finance from Copenhagen Business School whose love affair with Africa began during a brief stint at the Royal Danish Embassy in Kampala, Uganda 15 years ago. Since then, he has worked on the continent on and off in various roles, and his most recent achievements include the launch and growth of two startups and an angel investment vehicle with a specific focus on Africa.
Tor currently serves as Managing Partner at Savanna Labs - a Nairobi-based digital services start-up developing mobility solutions, at MoreThanWater - a Copenhagen-based startup providing access to clean water and modern services in rural and peri-urban areas in Tanzania, and at Africa by Founders - a newly-established angel investment vehicle.
Tor is based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Lys is an international development policy and strategic communications professional. She has worked on multilateral and bilateral development cooperation with international organizations in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe.
Lys is a skilled project manager with a track record in managing advocacy campaigns, events and fundraising efforts. She enjoys engaging changemakers within the private and public sectors, as well as members of civil society, to shape strategies, formulate positions and deliver impact. In her spare time, Lys works with African social entrepreneurs and writes about emerging economies. She is a proud global citizen, traveller and polyglot.
Lys is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands and Barcelona, Spain.