Our Team

Lady Marieme Jamme

Lady Marieme Jamme

iamtheCODE Founder

Our 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. 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

Our Patron

Christopher Schlaeffer

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.

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.

Director

Akira Kirton

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.

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.

Trustee

Kelly Buchanan

Kelly Buchanan

Senior Vice President, Mastercard

Senior Vice President with 15+ years of achievement responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Product Development as a driver for business growth. Holding positions within US, UK and AP, I have been successful in leveraging technology to solve business challenges resulting in measurable value and operations excellence.

Extensive experience in Post-acquisition integration/separation planning & execution, Growing high performing & Innovative teams, Executing short-term (1-year) and long-term (5-year) IT strategies, Influencing and Energizing complex cross-organizational teams, Managing global development, Cultural and Technological transformations, Stakeholder & Relationship management

As a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, I am passionate about how technology can be used as a force for good. Key initiatives include early STEM education with a deep focus on ensuring young girls get exposure and we cultivate their passion for technology and the opportunities it creates.

Our advocates and ambassadors

Laura Ulloa Gonzalez

Laura Ulloa Gonzalez

Entrepreneur, GoalKeeper 2017

Evie Hambridge

Evie Hambridge

Paetyn Naidoo

Paetyn Naidoo

Digital Leader, Age 12

 
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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