H.E Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Honorary Parton and Champion
We are honoured to announce that the esteemed H.E Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and voted number one on the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017, as an honorary patron and champion of iamtheCODE.
We are very excited at having Ms Gurib-Fakim on board with the iamtheCODE family, Having the backing of a world leader whom has a prestigious background, knowledge and authority within the world of science and technology will be invaluable in our pursuit of sustainably developing the STEAMD subjects. With Ms Gurib-Fakim’s passion and knowledge we continue to invest in young women and their futures, playing a huge role in achieving the UN 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, 8 and 9; Education, Gender Equality and Innovation.
Honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s Global Thinkers and part of the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’, Ms Gurib-Fakim is a role model for young girls and women around the world and perfectly embodies the global message and aims of iamtheCODE.
Fumbi Chima is an accomplished business executive with exceptional senior management skills in strategic planning, acquisition and business development. As the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Burberry Group PLC, Chima oversaw the company’s technology division that is central to Burberry’s strategy development.
Chima was recently appointed as a Non-Executive Director for Global Sources. She is a member of the United Nations Digital Task Force, working to address the digital economy in Asia. She serves on the board of the World Affairs Council and is a member of the International Women’s Forum and the Executive Leadership Council. Chima serves in numerous volunteer leadership roles, including Duke of Edinburgh Program and STEM Innovation Task Force. She also serves on numerous external boards and participates in mentoring networks that include: World Affairs Council – DC; StemConnector and Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and Executive Leadership Council (ELC). Chima is passionate about diversity and women’s empowerment, and is currently leading an effort to develop mentoring opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Named on the Powerlist2017 of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage, Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British businesswoman in technology, often called the diplomat of technology. Marieme was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her activism work in empowering and investing in young women and girls in Africa through Creative learning, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics and Design (STEAMD).
Co-Founder of Africa Gathering, one of the leading platform in Europe that enable businesses, governments, investor and entrepreneurs to share ideas about Africa for positive change, she also recently joined forces with a group of African leaders to create Accur8Africa, a new platform aiming at enabling governments, businesses, entrepreneurs and the civil society in Africa at measuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 with Accurate Data. Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of IAMTHECODE, the first movement aiming at mobilising governments, businesses and investors to support girls and young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design). Her goal is to empower 1 million young women and girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Carefully selected, the iamtheCODE Board is a small group of renowned individuals in their industries, young global leaders of the World Economic Forum, technologists, media personalities, educators and female business leaders in technology.
Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas
COO, iamtheCODE New York
Technology Lawyer at Facebook
Digital Leader, Age 11
Digital Leader, Age 9
Digital Leader, China, Age 10
Head of Education Kano
CEO - Varkey Foundation
Auditor/Senior Manager, PWC
Amadou Macktar Ba
CEO, African Media Initiative
Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media - Nigeria
CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance (PHN)
Managing Director, Accenture
Regional Director, 4Afrika Initiative Microsoft
Dr Tshering Lama
Chairperson Idea Studio Nepal
Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship
Former Head of Communications, Tinder and Tech Pioneer
Full Stack Developer and PM Latam from Technical Evangelism at Microsoft, leading innovation and open source initiatives for developers
Head of Communication iamtheCODE
Ugandan Social Entrepreneur, Technologist, activist, mentor, teacher and investor
Entrepreneur, Founder of Jetworks, Reponsible for Digital Innovation at Zôdio Brasil
Researcher and Activist, China
Boston Consulting Group, USA
Lorenna Vilas Boas
Embaixadora da Brazil Conference em Harvard & MIT
Technology Artist, California
Ambassador & Mentor iamtheCODE Japan
Founder and executive producer of TEDxRoppongi
CTO of Innovate Uganda
Saran Kaba Jones
Founder and CEO of FACE Africa
Youth Adviser UN women
Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE
Manson Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Founder of Treeshake, South Africa
Consultant at ThoughtWorks, co-founder of Garoa Hacker Club and author of Fluent Python, Brazil
CEO of the Haykal Group, Syria
Principal at ThoughtWorks
CEO of The Empathy Business
Assistant Secretary-Gen/Deputy Executive Director