Dr. Omobola Johnson

Skills, expertise, and experience

Dr. Omobola Johnson brings over 30 years of ICT experience across the private and public sectors. She started her career from 1985 to 2010 at Arthur Andersen & Co/ Andersen Consulting. Dr. Johnson was admitted into the Accenture Partnership in September 2000 and assumed responsibilities for Financial Services practice from 2000 – 2007. In 2005 she was appointed as Country Managing Director.

Dr. Johnson took early retirement from Accenture in March 2010 to engage and participate more deeply in the development of Nigeria by better deploying the significant skills and competencies acquired during her 25 years in Andersen/ Accenture. From 2011-2015, she served as Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, where she developed the country’s ambitious 2013-2018 National Broadband Plan.

Under her leadership, Nigeria became the first African country to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) — a global coalition, led by the Web Foundation, working to make broadband affordable for all.

From 2015-2018, Omobola served as A4AI’s Honorary Chair, where she provided the Alliance with strategic policy guidance and led high-level advocacy efforts to drive down the cost of internet services.

She is currently a Senior Partner at TLcom Capital LLP.

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