Our Team

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.

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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

Director

Akira Kirton

Akira Kirton

iamtheCODE Director

Akira Kirton, Managing Director of the Europe & Asia team for BP Ventures and Advisory Board Member for iamtheCODE. BP Ventures has invested over $500m in 40 companies across the core energy business, and new areas that include digital technology, bioenergy, low carbon power, and advanced mobility.

Akira also sits on the boards of Alyssum Ltd (aka Fly Victor), Tricoya Technologies, Fulcrum Bioenergy, Solidia Technologies, and the OGCI Climate Investments (a $1bn fund). He has previously held a board member seat at CarbonFree Chemicals, Liquid Light, Rocket Route, and Silicon Microgravity. 

Akira has a Masters in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelors degree in Law & Management. He is a 2008 IChemE Innovation Award Winner, a 2012 Marshall Memorial Fellow and 2015 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. On a pro-bono basis Akira sits on the educational advisory board of the European Climate KIC. He is hugely passionate about education and youth programmes.

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.

Cynthia Wu

Cynthia Wu

Executive Director of Shin Kong Life Foundation, Taiwan

Lars Silberbauer

Lars Silberbauer

Senior Global Director of Social Media & Video for the LEGO Group

Nanayaa Appenteng

Nanayaa Appenteng

Data Science and Analysis Practice Lead at the World Economic Forum

Ian Russell

Ian Russell

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCX, Africa

Jared Hatch

Jared Hatch

Connector at Thoughtworks, New York/San Franscisco

Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas

Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas

Head of Sustainable Finance, UBS Switzerland AG

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

Akira Kirton

Akira Kirton

Managing Director Europe & Asia, BP Ventures

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech

iamtheCODE Ambassadors

Tara Ennis

Tara Ennis

Market Information Specialist, Information & Analytics

Helen Leech

Helen Leech

Senior manager in Surrey Library Service

Lisiane Lemos

Lisiane Lemos

Support Solutions Specialist at Microsoft, Brazil

Emily Wang

Emily Wang

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, New York

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

Business Manager, London

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

iamtheCODE Ambassor Brazil

Drue Kataoka

Drue Kataoka

Technology Artist, California

Akira Hirata

Akira Hirata

Ambassador & Mentor iamtheCODE Japan

Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara

CTO of Innovate Uganda

Mosunmola Umoru

Mosunmola Umoru

Entrepreneur, Nigeria

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

Paula Bellizia

Paula Bellizia

General Manager of Microsoft, Brazil

Sylvia Coutinho

Sylvia Coutinho

Country Head of UBS Group,Brazil

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

Lisa Witter

Lisa Witter

CEO Apolitical

Nimco Ali

Nimco Ali

Co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve

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