Mariéme Jamme is an award-winning Technologist and pioneer in system change and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In Sept 2017, she was the first black woman to win the Innovation Award at the Global Goals Award 2017 by UNICEF and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a GoalKeeper for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, supporting globally young women and girls and governments. She was nominated on the BBC 100 Power Women UK list and was named twice on the UK Powerlist as Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage.
Mariéme Jamme became the Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), Industry Ambassador in 2018.
Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of IAMTHECODE, as the first African-led global movement aiming at mobilising governments, businesses, philanthropic foundations and investors to support marginalised girls and young women to have access to STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design) education. Her goal is to empower 1 million young women and girls globally to become coders by 2030. iamtheCODE is a UN reconsigned organisation. Mariéme is a Board of Director the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web and is the first senegalese woman to have made it to the North Pole.
Christopher is a European technology executive and serial founder. He served as Chief Digital Officer of VEON (NASDAQ: VEON) as well as Chief Product & Innovation Officer, Corporate Development Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Deutsche Telekom (Xetra: DTE). His new company is NYOUM.
Together with Andy Rubin, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Peter Chou and Cole Brodman Christopher unveiled the world’s first mobile phone based on Android, T-Mobile G1. In 2007, he and Tim Cook closed Apple ́s first partnership on iPhone outside the US. Christopher started his career with Accenture.
Christopher has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and ranked one of the Top50 Innovators To Watch. He takes an avid interest in promoting an open information society, science, arts and equality and graduated from the Vienna University of Economics.
Commercial Director - European Acetyls
Akira Kirton is an Advisory Board Member for iamtheCODE and Managing Director of the Europe & Asia team for BP Ventures. 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).
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.
Program Lead Kenya
Loise Wambui is a young and dynamic leader from Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about Climate Change and Environmental conservation and has led successful environmental campaigns that have led to policy change in Kenya.
Wambui is also passionate about community service and has been involved in the setting up of community libraries, tech hubs and medical camps in Kenya.
Board of Advisors
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.
Digital Leader, Age 13
Author, Executive Editor of Hub Culture, Communication Trainer and MC
Director - Centre of Excellence in Financial Services
Founder and Managing Director at Rhythmscape Publishing
Founder & CEO Baobab Group (formerly MicroCred)
Executive Director of Shin Kong Life Foundation, Taiwan
Senior Vice President at Viacom and MTV
Data Science and Analysis Practice Lead at the World Economic Forum
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BCX, Africa
Experiential Marketing at ThoughtWorks
Rina Gee Kupferschmid-Rojas
Head of Sustainable Finance, UBS Switzerland AG
Director at Access Now
Digital Leader, Age 11
Digital Leader, China, Age 11
Co-Founder at BrainSafe
Group Chief Executive of Tmrw Digital
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
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech
Our advocates and ambassadors
Digital Leader, Age 12
Rewarded Online Executive Coach, Business Mentor, Bestseller Author and Keynotespeaker at @bigspeak
Market Information Specialist, Information & Analytics
Senior manager in Surrey Library Service
Support Solutions Specialist at Microsoft, Brazil
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, New York
Full Stack Developer and PM Latam from Technical Evangelism at Microsoft, leading innovation and open source initiatives for developers
Business Manager, London
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
iamtheCODE Ambassor Brazil
Technology Artist, California
Ambassador & Mentor iamtheCODE Japan
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
General Manager of Microsoft, Brazil
Country Head of UBS Group,Brazil
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
Co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve
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