Biography

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AndileNgcaba.jpgAndile Ngcaba

 Andile Ngcaba is the founder and Executive Chairman of Convergence Partners Investments.  He established Convergence Partners in 2006 as an impact investment holding and private equity firm focusing on technology around the African continent.  Andile is also highly passionate about philanthropy, where he works on several projects through his family foundation, the SolCon Foundation.

 

Andile Ngcaba holds a Masters of Commerce majoring in Information Systems from the University of Witwatersrand; he also has an honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Fort Hare.  Andile also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela University in the faculty of Computer Science.  As a technologist, Andile has been driving Pan African initiatives designed to build a digital Africa throughout his career. He has been involved in Africa's digitisation by building submarine cable systems, satellites, wireless, and cloud. Andile's interests include satellite and orbital location procedures, spectrum analysis, spectrum regulation, and global spectrum standards and trends.

 

Andile has also actively been involved in public policy development at the National, Continental and Global levels through various bodies, including the ITU, ICANN and the African Union. In the early 1990s, when Info-Dev of the World Bank was established, Andile served as one of the advisors.  In 2019 Andile served as a working group expert on connecting schools for the Broadband Commission for sustainable development assembled by the ITU, UNICEF and UNESCO. This project was launched as the "GIGA" project during the United Nations General Assembly in 2019.  In his home country of South Africa,  Andile was also recently appointed to the South African Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Commission. This commission advises the South African government on how it can leverage technology to develop the economy.