Our Team

Honorary Patron

H.E Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

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.

Our Patron

Fumbi Chima

Fumbi Chima

iamtheCODE Patron

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).

@FumbiChima

Our Founder

Marieme Jamme

Marieme Jamme

iamtheCODE Founder

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.

@mjamme

iamtheCODE Board

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

Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas

COO, iamtheCODE New York

Carolina Rossini

Carolina Rossini

Technology Lawyer at Facebook

Alex

Alex

Digital Leader, Age 11

Lucas

Lucas

Digital Leader, Age 9

Michael

Michael

Digital Leader, China, Age 10

Joanna Bersin

Joanna Bersin

Head of Education Kano

Vikas Pota

Vikas Pota

CEO - Varkey Foundation

Sunmisola Awobokun

Sunmisola Awobokun

Auditor/Senior Manager, PWC

Amadou Macktar Ba

Amadou Macktar Ba

CEO, African Media Initiative

Biola Alabi

Biola Alabi

Managing Partner, Biola Alabi Media - Nigeria

Muntaqa umar-sadiq

Muntaqa umar-sadiq

CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance (PHN)

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

Managing Director, Accenture

Bruno Sánchez

Bruno Sánchez

Data Scientist

Amrote Abdella

Amrote Abdella

Regional Director, 4Afrika Initiative Microsoft

Dr Tshering Lama

Dr Tshering Lama

Chairperson Idea Studio Nepal

Elizabeth Isele

Elizabeth Isele

Founder and CEO, The Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship

Hermione Way

Hermione Way

Former Head of Communications, Tinder and Tech Pioneer

iamtheCODE Ambassadors

Cynthia Zanoni

Cynthia Zanoni

Full Stack Developer and PM Latam from Technical Evangelism at Microsoft, leading innovation and open source initiatives for developers

Flori Libreros

Flori Libreros

Head of Communication iamtheCODE

Barbara Birungi

Barbara Birungi

Ugandan Social Entrepreneur, Technologist, activist, mentor, teacher and investor

Rodrigo Spillere

Rodrigo Spillere

Entrepreneur, Founder of Jetworks, Reponsible for Digital Innovation at Zôdio Brasil

Mansoor Akbar

Mansoor Akbar

iamtheCODE Afganistan

Dina Gu

Dina Gu

Researcher and Activist, China

Heba Ansari

Heba Ansari

Boston Consulting Group, USA

Lorenna Vilas Boas

Lorenna Vilas Boas

Embaixadora da Brazil Conference em Harvard & MIT

Drue Kataoka

Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist, California

Akira Hirata

Akira Hirata

Ambassador & Mentor iamtheCODE Japan

Amber Chook

Amber Chook

Founder and executive producer of TEDxRoppongi

Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara

CTO of Innovate Uganda

Mosunmola Umoru

Mosunmola Umoru

Agriculture Entrepreneur

Saran Kaba Jones

Saran Kaba Jones

Founder and CEO of FACE Africa

Harinjaka Ratozamanana

Harinjaka Ratozamanana

iamtheCODE, Madagascar

Vivian Onano

Vivian Onano

Youth Adviser UN women

UN Women

UN Women

www.unwomen.org

Jamie Drummond

Jamie Drummond

Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE

Farai Gundan

Farai Gundan

Manson Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Dave Duarte

Dave Duarte

Founder of Treeshake, South Africa

iamtheCODE Champions

Luciano Ramalho

Luciano Ramalho

Consultant at ThoughtWorks, co-founder of Garoa Hacker Club and author of Fluent Python, Brazil

Abdulsalam Haykal

Abdulsalam Haykal

CEO of the Haykal Group, Syria

Laura Paterson

Laura Paterson

Principal at ThoughtWorks

Belinda Parmar

Belinda Parmar

CEO of The Empathy Business

Ravi Karkara

Ravi Karkara

Assistant Secretary-Gen/Deputy Executive Director

Lisa Witter

Lisa Witter

CEO Apolitical

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