Our Team

Our Founder

Marieme Jamme

Marieme Jamme

iamtheCODE Founder

 
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.

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.

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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