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Omobola Johnson

Dr (Mrs) Omobola Johnson is Nigeria's Honorable Minister of Communication Technology. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester, a Master’s degree in Digital Electronics from King's College, London and a Doctor of Business Administration degree in the School of Management from Cranfield University.

She joined Accenture, an international management consulting firm in 1985 and was in Accenture for twenty five years (five years as Country Managing Director) Omobola has over 25 years consulting experience and has worked with a cross-section of companies in a variety of industries; successfully transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organisations.

Omobola is also the founding Chairperson and member of Board of Trustees of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) a non-governmental organisation that seeks to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organisations.

She is a Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa. She is a member of UNDP’s closed high-level Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender whose main objective is to promote the empowerment and digital inclusion of women.

She is also appointed member of the International Telecommunication Union’s m-Powering Development Advisory Board charged with extending the benefits of mobile technology to all strata of society, in order to build a truly inclusive information society, with special focus on remote rural and underserved areas.

She is also the Chairperson of the United Nation’s Commission on Science & Technology Development.