The technology industry in Africa is growing at a remarkable pace, and young professionals are at the forefront of this growth.
These young product leaders are developing innovative solutions that are improving access to essential services, transforming industries, and driving economic growth.
In this article, we will spotlight five under 30 product leaders in Africa who are making significant contributions to the technology industry.
1. Michel Nkansah – Ghana
A legal technologist with over 4 years of experience, has made significant contributions to the development of technology products for lawyers and improved access to justice. With his deep understanding of legal processes, Michel has developed innovative products that have improved the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services.
He has also distinguished himself as a mooter, earning him the opportunity to represent Central University at the 27th African Human Rights Moot Court and the 2018 Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competitions.
His track record of developing digital strategies to scale brands has further enhanced his achievements as a legal technologist, and his work has helped to transform the UK legal sector through technology as a LawtechUK executive at Tech Nation
2. Mubarak Abdullahi – Nigeria
Mubarak Abdullahi is the co-founder and CTO of Clinic Towers, a healthcare technology company that provides solutions to healthcare providers in Nigeria. Mubarak’s innovative solutions have improved healthcare services for patients and providers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Cukia Kimani – South Africa
Cukia Kimani is a game designer and co-founder of Nyamakop, a game development studio based in South Africa. Cukia’s innovative game design has earned him several awards, including the A MAZE award for Most Amazing Game at the A MAZE festival in Berlin.
4. Brian Wesaala – Kenya
Brian Wesaala is the co-founder and CEO of Sote ICT, a software development company that provides innovative solutions to businesses in Kenya. Brian’s leadership has enabled Sote ICT to grow rapidly and establish a reputation as one of Kenya’s leading software development companies.
5. Kelechi Udoagwu – Nigeria
Kelechi Udoagwu is the co-founder of Skrife, a content creation platform that provides businesses with high-quality content. Kelechi’s innovative platform has helped businesses improve their online presence and reach more customers.
These young product leaders are making significant contributions to the technology industry in Africa.
Their innovative solutions are improving access to healthcare, financial services, and legal services, among others. They are proof that age is not a barrier to leadership and innovation in the technology industry.