2018 Forum programme

Jean-Claude Tshipama
 Jean-Claude Tshipama

CEO Broadband Africa
Eutelsat S.A.
France

Biography

Jean-Claude Tshipama leads Konnect Africa in its mission to provide internet connectivity to sub-Saharan Africa with state-of-the-art satellite broadband solutions. Jean-Claude manages the technical deployment and strategic business development of Konnect Africa.
Jean-Claude has over 16 years’ experience in telecommunications, computer and Pay TV industries’. He has workedextensively in Business Development, Marketing, Sales, and Distribution across Africa, Europe, North America, and the Pacific region.
Prior to joining the Konnect Africa Team Jean-Claude acted as Chief Executive Officer of Zympala Inc. Canada and Non-Executive Board Director of Equity Bank in Kenya. He has previously held the position of Managing Director at Canal+ RDC (Canal+ subsidiaryin the Democratic Republic of Congo). He has also worked as the Commercial Manager at Celtel in Africa, Head of Sales and Distribution for nineteen countries in Africa at Microsoft Corporation and Head of Sales and Distribution at Digicel in the Caribbean and Pacific regions.
As the African region is on track to become a world-leading tech hub, Jean-Claude and his team at Konnect Africa are committed to enabling further social and economic development by providing internet connectivity services and solutions.
Led by Jean-Claude’s vision, Konnect Africa works in close collaboration with local African partners to provide fast and reliable broadband, offering affordable solutions designed specifically for sub-Saharan Africa. Services are available in both urban and rural locations to all types of users including consumers, businesses, and governments. Konnect Africa is a Eutelsat initiative and isbacked by their global position and 40 years of experience operating satellites.
Jean-Claude graduated from McGill University and HEC-Montreal in Canada for his MBA and also holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Protestant University in Congo. He is multi-lingual and is fluent in French and English.