Sophia Bekele Eshete, is the Founder & CEO of CBS International a technology transfer firm and DotConnectAfrica Tech Group that run the highly acclaimed “Yes2dotAfrica” campaign to brand Africa and the first PanAfrican women-in-tech program, Miss.Africa Digital. She is Chairwoman of GEDA Investment Group a pan-African initiative with interest in strategic sector of Africa’s economy, currently heavily vested in technology, Financial, Media and Real Estate sectors. Ms. Bekele is a widely acknowledged business leader, international entrepreneur, corporate governance expert, global policy advisor and public engagement specialist, an activist and philanthropist, whose wide-ranging experience spans both the public and private sectors.
Recently, CIO East Africa magazine named her ‘Industry Trailblazer’ and ‘Internet Governance Pioneer’. She was also named ‘one of two top leading women in Africa’s ICT sector’ and an ‘African Women to Watch’ by Bloomberg TV, as well as one of the ‘50 African Trailblazers – A Future Made in Africa’ by the UK’s New African magazine. See www.sophiabekele.com.
Sophia Bekele was a contributor on the panel “Time for Trust ” of the 1st edition of the EurAfrican Forum 2018.