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Meet our iamtheCODE  Team

Lady Mariéme Jamme

Founder

Lady Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born, French- British businesswoman, with over 20 years of experience. A pioneer in System Change and Technology. She’s best renowned for her motivational & inspirational speeches about girl’s education through STEAMD (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts and design) and empowerment of youth living in marginalised communities.

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Surrey-based, Mariéme learned how to code seven programming languages from her local library. She received outstanding global accolades for being one of the pioneers in the technology ecosystem in Africa and for her passion in empowering marginalised girls to have access to education and Digital skills. She’s an Award-Winning technologist, in Sept 2017, she won the Innovation Award at the Global Goals Award 2017 by UNICEF & the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a Goalkeeper for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She is a Board of Director of the World Wide Web Foundation (Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee). Mariéme’s latest venture includes the launch of iamtheCODE.org, the first African-led global movement to mobilise government, the private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) Education. Her goal is to empower 1 million young women & girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the UN 2030 Agenda. Marieme recently got nominated by Apolitical as their World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government.

For Booking please: Email: booking@mariemejamme.org

Christopher Schlaeffer

Patron

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.

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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.

Board of Directors

Akira Kirton

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.

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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.

Kelly Buchanan

Senior Vice President, Mastercard

Kelly Buchanan is a Trustee and Board Member of iamtheCODE. She also holds the position of Senior Vice President, New Payment Platforms for Mastercard. Holding positions within the US, UK and AP, she has a background in leveraging technology to solve business challenges and drive Product Development for business growth.

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As a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, she is passionate about how technology can be used as a force for good with an emphasis on ensuring young girls get exposure to technology and the opportunities it creates.

Programme Team

Miwaza Jemimah

Miwaza Jemimah

Creative Director

Taylor Chustz

Taylor Chustz

Head of Learning

Carolina Espindola

Carolina Espindola

Protection Officer and Volunteer Happiness

Lorenna Vilas Boas

Lorenna Vilas Boas

Digital Content Creator

Mame Fatou

Mame Fatou

Project coordinator of 1girl1mask

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Volunteers

Arine Rodrigues

Arine Rodrigues

Head of Planning and Business Development

Maria Carolina

Maria Carolina

Administrative Assistant

Michele Hacke

Michele Hacke

Event Associate, International Expansion

Romário Abreu

Romário Abreu

Digital Creative Specialist

Hernani Máximo Espíndola

Hernani Máximo Espíndola

Project Manager

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Ambassadors

Laura Ulloa Gonzalez

Laura Ulloa Gonzalez

Entrepreneur, GoalKeeper 2017

Evie Hambridge

Evie Hambridge

Digital leader

Paetyn Naidoo

Paetyn Naidoo

Digital Leader, Age 14

Christopher Bradford

Christopher Bradford

Head of Scholarship, RGS Guildford

Ade Onilude

Ade Onilude

Founder &CEO Women in Marketing CIC, UK Champion

Joan Ambutu

Joan Ambutu

Kenya Champion

Patrick Freeman

Patrick Freeman

Manager of International Affairs at the Obama Foundation

Jayne Moore

Jayne Moore

Managing Director of Jayne Moore Media

Reenad Bint Saud AlEnazi

Reenad Bint Saud AlEnazi

Founder, Reenadat

Soulaima Gourani

Soulaima Gourani

Rewarded Online Executive Coach, Business Mentor, Bestseller Author and Keynotespeaker at @bigspeak

Helen Leech

Helen Leech

Senior manager in Surrey Library Service

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

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

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

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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