Omobola Johnson is Nigeria’s former Honourable Minister of Communication Technology.
She joined Accenture, an international management consulting firm in 1985 and served for twenty five years – five of these as Country Managing Director. Omobola has over 25 years consulting experience and has worked with a cross-section of companies in a variety of industries, successfully transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organisations.
Omobola is also the founding Chairperson and member of Board of Trustees of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) a non-governmental organisation that seeks to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organisations.
She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa, and UNDP’s closed high-level Broadband Commission Working Group on Gender whose main objective is to promote the empowerment and digital inclusion of women.
She is also an appointed member of the International Telecommunication Union’s m-Powering Development Advisory Board charged with extending the benefits of mobile technology to all strata of society, in order to build a truly inclusive information society, with special focus on remote rural and underserved areas.
Qualifications: B.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Manchester), M.Sc., Digital Electronics (King’s College, London), PhD. Business Administration (School of Management, Cranfield University).