Global Strategic Advisory Leadership Group

The DotConnectAfrica Global Strategic Advisory Leadership Group are comprised of technology analysts, visionaries, Internet domain industry experts, entrepreneurs, business executives and leaders in various sectors and walks of life, to provide strategic guidance and input to the work of DCA on a regular basis. The members presently thirty (30) are from different countries in Africa, where they help to champion the work of DCA.

The core staff and members are also very active members of Internet Society and the global internet debates. The members have provided written letters in support of DCA’s application and its proposed initiative.

NameProfileLinksSupport Letter
yassin mshana
Dr. Yassin Mshana
Interim SAB Chair
-Current: Independent Consultant
-Previous: UNICEF, eThinkTankTz, DFID & Ministry of Energy&Water Resources
LinkedIn
Icannwiki
Circleid
Support Letter
Sophia Bekele
Sophia Bekele
Member
-Founder/Spearhead of the Yes2DotAfrica campaign
-Thought leader in Corporate Governance, international policy, Business Strategy, Internet, ICT & development.
SophiaBekele.Com
LinkedIn
Wikipedia
Circleid
Icannwiki
Support Letter
Salim Amin
Salim Amin
Member
-CEO Camerapix
-Founder and Chairman of The Mohamed Amin -Foundation
Chairman of A24 Media
Camerapix
LinkedIn
Aitecafrica
Weforum
Youtube
Support Letter
Michael Macharia
Michael Macharia
Member
-Founder and Group CEO, Seven Seas Technologies (SST), Kenya Seven Seas Tech
LinkedIn
Weforum
Aitecafrica
Support Letter
Barry
Barry Ryan
Member
-CEO Fintech International GroupLoita Group
LinkedIn
Aitecafrica
Support Letter
chinyanta
Justine Chinyata
Member
-Chairman & Exec Director, Loita Group Africa Investment, South Africa Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Loita Group
Youtube
Support Letter
David Fick
David Fick
Member
-Author of African Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century, Their Stories of Success, USA LinkedIn
Amazon
Support Letter
Nebiyu Yosef
Nebiyu Yosef
Member
-Lead Advanced Tech Support/Analysis at Cricket WirelessLinkedIn
Support Letter
Harry Hare
Harry Hare
Member
-Executive Director at African eDevelopment Resource Center; Managing Editor CIO, Kenya Camerapix
LinkedIn
Demo Africa
Vc4Africa
CIO
Support Letter
chima-onyekwere
Chima Onyekwere
Member
-CEO of Linkserve
-“Father of Nigerian Internet”, Nigeria
NIRA
Bloomberg
Linkedin
Support Letter
Antoine
Antoine Bigirimana
Member
-Intl. Consultant; Rwanda ICT Association (R.I.C.T.A) Advisor, Rwanda thvf.com
Startup: Rwanda
Linkedin
Support Letter
david-teklit
David Teklit
Member
-Vice President Group Director, Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations, UAE

Jumeirah Group
Linkedin
Support Letter
James Sirleaf
James Sirleaf
Member
-Former CitiBank; GM Corporate Banking - FiBank Ltd -Banker and Member of the first family of Liberia LinkedinSupport Letter
bosely
John Bosley
Member
-Former Speaker of the House, Canada
-Sr. Legal Reform Advisor, Rwanda
LinkedinSupport Letter
Tibebegebriel Goshu
T Goshu
Member
-Sr. Consultant, UNFCCC
-Infrastructure and Support Services at United Nations, Germany
LinkedinSupport Letter
Haile
Hailu Mengistu
Member
-Director-Product Engineering, NEC, USA Linkedin
ICTET
Support Letter
Haile
Zaid Ali
Member
-Principle Engineer at Linked-in; ISOC-SF President, USA Linkedin
Tan Win
Tan Tin Wee
Member
-Ass. Prof, National University of Singapore
-Co-Inventor of IDN; Inductee Internet Hall of Fame, Singapore
Internet Hall of Fame
Youtube
Linkedin
Support Letter
yoav
Yoav Keren
Member
-EX-ICANN President Advisory Mem-IDN
-ICANN gNSO Advisor (2012)
-Ex Sr. Advisor to M-PM Off, Israel
Support LetterSupport Letter
Phil Corwin
Phillp Corwin
Member
- Founding Principal at VirtuaLaw LLC; Legal counsel for the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) , USA vlaw
LinkedIn
Circleid
Icannwiki
Support Letter