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National Experts

One of the major pillars of the WSA network are the WSA National Experts. Offering their vast experience in their local ICT and entrepreneurial sector, their diverse backgrounds and their own social engagement, the WSA National Experts are responsible for the national pre-selection of entries to the WSA. WSA leverages this network in 182 UN member countries.

 

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National Experts

Dritan Mezini

Senior consultant and Managing Director

DM Consulting Services

Albania

Abdellah Aouf

Founder & CEO

Global Opportunities

Algeria

Joan Font

Head of the Audiovisuals & Comunications Department

Government of Andorra

Andorra

Nelson Simon

CEO

Networking Systems Solution

Antigua and Barbuda

Yengibaryan Bagrat

Director

Enterprise Incubator Foundation

Armenia

Sachi Wickramage

Serial Entrepreneur

i4T Global

Australia

Mathias Haas

Founder and CEO

SuperSocial

Austria

Eva Hiesmair

Co-Founder & COO

Content Creation School

Austria

Lena Hödl Köninger

Venture Architect

Trive studio

Austria

Ulduza Khalilova

Chief Executive Officer

“Digital Umbrella” LLC

Azerbaijan

Ahmed Al Hujairy

General Secretary

Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH)

Bahrain

Rashed Al Snan

Board member

Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH)

Bahrain

Nawaf M. Abdulrahman

Head of Information Technology

Mohammed bin Khalifa Cardiac Center

Bahrain

Ubaydli Ubaydli

Chairman

Bahrain Technology Companies Society & Arab ICT Union

Bahrain

Ashraf Abir

Vice Chairman

NDE Infratech

Bangladesh

Suny MD Ashraf Khan

CEO and Managing Director

Multimedia Content & Communications (MCC) Ltd.

Bangladesh

Troy Weekes

Chief Executive Officer

EZLearner Inc.

Barbados

Mikalai Kavaleuski

Secretary

TIBO Internet Award Competition

Belarus

Frederik Tibau

Expert Digital Innovation & Growth

Agoria

Belgium

Abdelaziz Lawani

WSA Online Jury 2023

Benin

Kinley Tenzin

Chief of Social Enterprises

Bhutan Youth Development Fund

Bhutan

Daniel Ponce Gandarillas

Co-Founder and CEO

CityHeroes Inc.

Bolivia

Tanja Madžarević

Business Development Manager

Education Development Center Inc.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agang K. Diltlhogo

Co-Founder

The Clicking Generation

Botswana

Kesego Tumisang

GDG Lead

Google Developer Group Gaborone (GDG Gaborone)

Botswana

Daniela Goios

Journalist

camara-e.net

Brazil

Tore Haugland

CEO

Ouvi

Brazil

Cid Torquato

CEO

ICOM Libras

Brazil

George Sharkov

Director

ESI Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Pavel Varbanov

EU Projects coordinator

European Software Institute – Center Eastern Europe

Bulgaria

Aristide Touwindsida Zongo

Founder

Yam Pukri

Burkina Faso

Jean-Paul Nkurunziza

National Animator

DSF-FSN Project in Burundi

Burundi

David Shelters

Entrepreneur-In-Residence

Mekong Strategic Partners

Cambodia

Chanchamnap Sok

Co-Founder

Inclusion+

Cambodia

Kuy Chheng Treng

Co-founder

Inclusion+

Cambodia

Gabriel Ashu-Arrey

Chairman & CEO

AfricaCom International Group

Cameroon

Gary Schwartz

President

Candian Lenders Association

Canada

Abdelsalam Safi

Co-founder

WenakLabs

Chad

Sebastian Diaz

CEO LeaP

WSA Chile, Member of the Committee

Chile

Matias Rojas

Co-Founder SociaLab

WSA Chile, Member of the Committee

Chile

Carolina Rossi

Senior Partner

Moon Advisors

Chile

Yvonne Wong

GBA Strategic Partner

Shenzhen Hexcubes Group

China

Aura Cifuentes

Independent Consultant

Colombia

Karim Mohamed Attoumani

PMO & Regulatory Project Manager

Telecom Comores – Telma Group branch in Comoros

Comoros

Carlos A. Watson Carazo

Independent Consultant / Founder & President

ISOC Costa Rica Chapter International Foundation

Costa Rica

Kudzo Tay

hargé de programme, CCI - LSDA

Coopération Conseil International

Cote d`Ivoire

Ana Brigovic

Business Development Manager

ACT Group

Croatia

Magda Brito

Computerization

Ministry of Communications

Cuba

Juan Alfonso Fernández González

Advisor

Ministry of Communications of Cuba

Cuba

Panayiotis Andreou

Assistant Professor in Computing

School of Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Cyprus

George Malekkos

CEO& Software Innovation Architect

POWERSOFT COMPUTER SOLUTIONS LTD

Cyprus

Irene Polycarpou

Professor of Technology and Innovation in Education, Head of the School of Sciences

University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus

Cyprus

Constantinos Pyrkettis

Industrial Development officer

Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business Development, Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry

Cyprus

Martin Vítek

President

Association for Entrepreneurial Czechia

Czech Republic

Baudouin Schombe

Coordinator

Centre Africain d´Echange Culturel (CAFEC)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Arsene Tungali

Co-founder and Executive Director

Rudi International

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Per Bach

Chairman of the Board

Sociale Entreprenører i Danmark - Social Entrepreneurs in Denmark (SED)

Denmark

Malisa Richards

Web Services Manager

BrainStreet Group Inc.

Dominica

Arturo Lopez Valerio

Director

Cámara Dominicana de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación

Dominican Republic

SAMAR EL SHEIKH

Partners Development Unit Manager

ITIDA

Egypt

Ahmed M. El-Sobky

Vice CEO

Information Technology Industry Development Agency “ITIDA”

Egypt

Liisi Org

CEO

Latitude59

Estonia

Dagmawi Lemma

Head of the Computer Science Department

Addis Ababa University

Ethiopia

Ilkka Kurkela

Development Manager

Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Finland

OLga Kokshagina

Co-founder Ninti I EDHEC I CNNUM

Ninti I EDHEC I CNNUM

France

Poncelet Ileleji

President

Information Technology Association of the Gambia

Gambia

Ketevan Ebanoidze

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Impact Hub Tbilisi

Georgia

Elene Jvania

Co-founder and Co-CEO

Impact Hub Tbilisi

Georgia

Alexander Felsenberg

Head of Innovation, Development and CSR

Circet Deutschland GmbH

Germany

Dorothy Gordon

Consultant

ICT4Development

Ghana

Maria Mercedes Zaghi

Operations Director

Ergocom

Guatemala

Josué Reyes Mejía

Consultor en Innovación, Transformación Digital y Desarrollo de Ecosistemas de Emprendimiento

Impact Hub Tegucigalpa

Honduras

Alejandro Padilla

Communication, Community and Marketing Manager

Impact Hub

Honduras

Balazs Horváth

Digital Content Lead

Vodafone

Hungary

Jóhann Malmquist

Professor and serial entrepreneur

University of Iceland

Iceland

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director

Digital Empowerment Foundation

India

Shinta Dhanuwardoyo

CEO

Bubu.com

Indonesia

Ehssan Riazi Esfehani

IT Consultant

Hamsafar eSolutions

Iran

Ali Hilli

The Youth & Entrepreneurship Consultant, Acting Head of CER Unit

Zain Iraq

Iraq

Savo Rasoul

Managing Director of Iraq | Ecosystem Growth

Five One Labs Iraq

Iraq

Martin Casey

Managing Director

Arekibo Communications

Ireland

Vanessa Kacherginsky

CEO

Israel Forum for Impact Economy

Israel

Mio Yamamoto

Executive Director and Co-Founder

World in You

Japan

Ismail Wahdan

Head of E-government Section

Greater Amman Municipality

Jordan

Anatoliy Kremenchutskiy

Academician ; Director

International Academy of Informatization ; India-Kazakhstan Centre of Excellence in ICT

Kazakhstan

Ian Lorenzen

Executive Director and Partner

Growth Africa

Kenya

Douglas Ogeto

CEO

LudiqueWorks

Kenya

Manar Al Hashash

CEO

DotDesign

Kuwait

Talant Sultanov

Chair and Co-Founder

Internet Society Kyrgyz Chapter

Kyrgyzstan

Thanongsack  Souksavat

Lao IT Development

Lao People`s Democratic Republic

Aiga Irmeja

Executive Director

Latvian IT Cluster

Latvia

Andris Melnudris

Managing director

LIKTA

Latvia

Kristine Zunde

Project Manager

Latvian IT Cluster

Latvia

Hussein Ayoub

Director Middle East & Africa

EDT & Partners

Lebanon

MAHA ZOUWAYHED

Associate Director, Talal and Madiha Zein AUB Innovation Park (Zein AUB iPark)

American University of Beirut

Lebanon

Khaled Ben Hamed

Lecturer

Faculty of IT, University of Tripoli

Libya

IEVA ŽILIONIENĖ

Consulting Lead

NRD Companies

Lithuania

Isabel Holguera-Vera

Startup Advisor

Luxinnovation

Luxembourg

Philippe Linster

CEO

House of Startups

Luxembourg

Vincent Kumwenda

Partner

BUMAS International

Malawi

Renuka Sena

Impact and Sustainability Advocate, Impact Investor, Scaleup Venture Capital, Ecosystem Builder, Accelerator Design, Angel Funds, Startup Coach, Speaker

PROFICEO

Malaysia

Yusuf Shunan

Founder and CEO

UtotoAI, Inc

Maldives

Mariko Assa Simbara

Training manager

Agence des technologies de L'Information et de la communication (AGETIC) Institute of Information Technology and communication

Mali

Marcelle Attard

Project Coordinator Information Society

Malta Communications Authority

Malta

Kenneth Bone

Managing Director

Seasus

Malta

Ahmed Baya

Director-general

Bafsi conseil SARL

Mauritania

Rudy Laddaga Lopez

Chief Content Officer

Citizens Company

Mexico

Vladimir Vulić

Co-founder and President

Digitalizuj.Me

Montenegro

Zouheir Lakhdissi

CEO and Co-founder

Dial Technologies

Morocco

Khalid MACHCHATE

Social development activist and entrepreneur

Skillearn and SOS Santé

Morocco

Tatiana Alves Pereira

President

Mozdevz

Mozambique

Dr Catherine Margaret (Maggy) Beukes-Amiss

Head of Department

University of Namibia

Namibia

Prof. Anicia Peters

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development

University of Namibia

Namibia

Razan Lamsal

President

ICT Foundation Nepal

Nepal

Mujibor de Graaf

CEO

Fellow Digitals

Netherlands

Herman van Oorschot

Media enterpreneur

Fullmoon Interactive Solutions

Netherlands

Mahsa McCauley

Director

Auckland University of Technology & She Sharp

New Zealand

Frances Valintine

CEO & Founder

AcademyEX

New Zealand

Adamou Iro

Conseiller Technique

Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications et de la Poste/ Cabinet du Premier Ministre

Niger

Emmanuel Amos

Chief Software Architect / Ceo - Founder

mNCS, FIIM, Programos Software Group

Nigeria

Natasha Lazarovska-Trajcheski

Co-founder and Executive Board Member

Startup Macedonia

North Macedonia

Kristian Bruarøy

CEO

Bridj

Norway

Thuraya Alharthi

Acting Director

Information Technology Authority (ITA)

Oman

Jehan Ara

Founder & CEO

Katalyst Labs

Pakistan

Agha Hamza

Country Head and Ambassador

Hello Tomorrow Pakistan Hub

Pakistan

Ashraf Al-Astal

Business Development Expert, Founder of 1plus1.business

1plus1.business

Palestine

Arletty Pinel

Silver economy evangelist, social entrepreneur & angel investor. WBAF International Partner, Aging2.0 Ambassador.

Panama

Vanessa Cañete

Managing Director at Willdom Paraguay | Bootcamp Product Manager at Programando Paraguay | Co-founder at Girls Code | GCL 2023

Willdom Paraguay

Paraguay

Alfonso Accinelli

Deputy Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer

CONCYTEC

Peru

Maria Moreno S

Consultant of Financial Inclusion

Peru

Javier Perla

Manager of Sustainability Services

SGS Peru

Peru

Eloisa Peñalosa Tinio

Co-Founder

Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) Foundation Incorporated

Philippines

Jan Kaczmarek

President of the Board

MOST Foundation

Poland

Anna Laudy-Nagy

COO - Chief Operating Officer

Mobile Open Society through Technology Foundation (MOST Foundation)

Poland

Roberto Carneiro

Dean of Institute for Distance Learning & Professor at School of Human Sciences

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Portugal

Sandra Fazenda Almeida

Executive Director

APDC – Digital Business Community

Portugal

Reem Al-Mansoori

Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Sector Development Sector

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Qatar

Alex Ntale

Chief Executive Officer

Rwanda ICT Chamber Private Sector Federation

Rwanda

Damjan Damjanović

Co Founder

Health Tech LAB

Serbia

Ivana Kostić

Co-founder

Health Tech Lab

Serbia

Abdulai Kemoh Conteh

CEO

Sensi

Sierra Leone

Felix Lee

Mentor, Connector

SCash Technologies

Singapore

Alaric Tan

Project Director

THE PROJECT CREW

Singapore

Vladimír Burčík

CEO

iLearn Online Learning Centre

Slovakia

Richard Feteke

Senior specialist for the non-profit sector and social enterprises

Slovenská sporiteľňa (Erste Bank Group)

Slovakia

Borka Jerman-Blazic

Head of a Laboratory for open systems and networks

Josef Stefan Institute and Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

Slovenia

Mohamed Ibrahim

Advisor to Minister of Posts & Telecommunications

Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications

Somalia

GEORGIE MIDGLEY

CEO

M4Jam

South Africa

Angela McCann

Founder

Black Square White

South Africa

Sakhile Xulu

Managing Partner

Seed South Capital

South Africa

Andreu Vea

Founder and Director

WiWiW.org (Who is Who in the Internet World)

Spain

Chiranthi Balapataband

Consultant on Digitization for Social Good

Sri Lanka

Chitranganie Mubarak

Consultant on Digitization for Social Good and Joint Coordinator for Women’s Research

CENWOR

Sri Lanka

Abdelrahman Noureldien

Dean

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology at University of Science and Technology

Sudan

Tricia Balthazar

CEO

Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organizations

Suriname

Micael Gustafsson

Managing Director

Cluster 55

Sweden

Fadwa Murad

Director, ICT Incubator

Syrian Computer Society, Syria

Syrian Arab Republic

Catherinerose Barretto

Co-Founder

Pamoja Initiatives Ltd and Kinu Group Ltd

Tanzania

Godfrey Magila

Founder/CEO

Magilatech Co Limited

Tanzania

Gia Gaspard Taylor

President

Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago (NRWPTT)

Trinidad and Tobago

Houda Ghozzi

Founder

Open Startup

Tunisia

Oussama Messaoud

President

TunisianStartups

Tunisia

Amel Saidane

President

TunisianStartups

Tunisia

Faouzi Zaghbib

General Manager

R2i

Tunisia

Mustafa Özer

Head of business development and strategy

imece

Türkiye

Brian Ndyaguma

Business Development Manager

Hague Institute For Innovation of Law (HiiL.org)

Uganda

Daniel Stern

Director

Mobile Monday Kampala

Uganda

Bohdan Androshchuk

Head of Eastern Partnership Unit & Co-founder & Board member

ChildFund Deutschland & Ukrainian Social Venture Fund

Ukraine

Alena Kalibaba

CEO & Co-Founder

Ukrainian Social Venture Fund & NGO "SILab Ukraine"

Ukraine

Artem Kornetskyy

Chairman of the Board

Association Telecommunication chamber of Ukraine

Ukraine

Humaid Ali Al Basti

Senior ICT Analyst

Telecommunication Regulation Authority (TRA)

United Arab Emirates

Carlos Pereira

Consultant

United States of America

Jon Mark Walls

Consultant

United Nations

United States of America

Carlos Abler

Consultant

USA

MATHEW TEMAR

Chief Technical Officer for IT Assist

Vanuatu Government

Vanuatu

Amir Richani

Consultant

Freelancer

Venezuela

Peter Tschernig

Director

CAVEDATOS / ISOC / WordOnTech.com

Venezuela

Banda Gift

Software Developer

BongoHive Consult Ltd.

Zambia

Taonga Grace Banda

Founder

InnoGen

Zambia

Rhoda Kakoma

Entrepreneurship Associate

BongoHive Technology and Innovation Hub

Zambia

Silumesii Maboshe

CEO

BongoHive Consult

Zambia

John Soneka

Product Designer

OBSIDI By BPTN

Zambia


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