Eric Osiakwan

Entrepreneur and Investor in Greater Accra Region, Ghana

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I am a Digital Native with fifteen years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. I have worked in 32 African countries establishing, businesses, ISPs, ISPAs, IXPs. Some of these companies and organizations are Angel Africa, Angel Fair Africa , Ghana Cyber City, PenPlusBytes, African Elections Portal, FOSSFA, WABco, GISPA, AfrISPA, GNVC, Internet Research, InHand, Ghana Connect. I serve on the board of Farmerline, Forhey, Teranga Solutions, Siqueries, Amp.it, SameLogic, eCampus, Bisa App and Wanjo Foods, - some of which are my investments.

My expertise and experience include innovation, writing, strategy, ideas, teams, startups, networks, policy, management and fundraising. I was part of the team that built the TEAMS submarine cable in East Africa and a Consultant to the WorldBank, Soros Foundations, UNDP, USAID, USDoJ, USDoS.

I authored "The KINGS of Africa Digital Economy", co-authored the “Open Access Model”, “Negotiating the Net” – the politics of Internet Diffusion in Africa and “The Internet in Ghana” with the Mosaic Group.

I am fellow of TED Global, Poptech, University of Maryland and Stanford University. I am also an affiliate of Media Lab, MIT and visiting fellow at the Berkman Center, Harvard University.

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    • Chanzo Capital