Mrs Omobola Johnson is Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Communication Technology.
Prior to her ministerial appointment, she was Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria. 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.
Omobola is a Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Africa. She is a member of 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 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.
Omobola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree in Digital Electronics from King’s College, London. She just finished a four year doctorate (DBA) programme at Cranfield Uniiversity in the UK and is awaiting her degree.