Rebecca Enonchong, Cameroonian born technology entrepreneur and investor, has been elected board chair of Pan-African network of tech innovation hubs, AfriLabs, replacing Nigeria’s Michael Oluwagbemi.
Rebecca Enonchong is the founder and CEO of leading global provider of enterprise application solutions, AppsTech, and cofounder and board member of Cameroon Angels Network and African Business Angels Network.
She also sits on the board of Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) and several other companies, and Chairs ActivSpaces (African Center for Technology Innovation and Ventures), an incubator in Cameroon.
Reacting on her elections as AfriLabs chair, Rebecca says she hopes to continue the visionary work of its founders. “As African tech hubs mature and gain momentum, the mission and work of AfriLabs is more important than ever before. I am excited about the opportunities ahead in this next phase of growth for the organization, solidifying its position as a catalyst in Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. I look forward to working with our dynamic new board and secretariat to accomplish our mission.” She said.
The Cameroonian womanpreneur is a firebrand advocate of #BringBackOurInternet hashtag on twitter. Her advocacy on both international and private media about Cameroons deplorable internet cut has attracted a lot of international buzz to the course.
As AfriLabs board chair, she will be working with the other freshly elected board members, namely Bernard Chiira (Board Secretary, AfriLabs – iBiz, Kenya); Rakoroarivo Noharintsafidy Sarobidy (Board Treasurer, AfriLabs – HABAKA Hub, Madagascar); Regina Mbodj (Francophone Representative, AfriLabs – CTIC Dakar, Senegal); and Nekesa Were (Board Member, AfriLabs – iHub, Kenya).
The new board members, who have been dedicated to growing the technology and innovation ecosystem in their immediate communities by serving in various capacities, will officially replace the previous board in the weeks ahead. AfriLabs has a network of over 50 technology innovation hubs in over 20 African countries.