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
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
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
CEO of The Empathy Business
Assistant Secretary-Gen/Deputy Executive Director