‘Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative

‘Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative

Biography

‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative. Originally trained as an Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, ’Gbenga completed Executive Education Programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and University of the Pacific. His consulting experience includes assignments completed for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University and United Nations agencies, among others in over 30 countries. A Schwab Formation Social Entrepreneur of the year (2014) and former member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on youth and ICT, he is a Cyber Stewards Fellow, Crans Montana Forum Fellow, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow and Cordes Fellow.Gbenga served as a member of the Presidential Committees of Harmonization of Information Technology. Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors (2006), and Roadmap for the Achievment of Accelerated Universal Broadband Infrastructure and Services Provision (2013) and was listed by CNN as one of the Top 10 African Tech Voices on Twitter and by ventures, Africa as one of the 40 African Legends under 40. ‘Gbenga is married to Temilade Sesan, Phd, an expert on Energy Poverty and Development.

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