2017 Forum programme

Omobola Johnson
 Omobola Johnson

Partner
TLcom Capital
Nigeria




Biography

Omobola Johnson is a Partner of TLcom Capital in Lagos, Nigeria, a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and the support of the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Before serving inthe Nigerian government, she was in Accenture for over twenty five years including five years as Country Managing Director, workingwith companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organizations.

Omobola serves on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) whereshe was the founding Chairperson. Omobola has a Bachelor's in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester; a Master's in Digital Electronics from King's College, London and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Management of Cranfield University.