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2023 Governing Board

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Mr. Manuel Ntumba

(Togo & DRC)

Founder & Managing Director

*African Union (AU) Youth Advisor on Disaster Risk Reduction

*Consultant, Airbus DS - Intelligence


Chief Advocacy Officer,
Vice President of Advocacy
& Public Relations

*Alumni - Obama
Foundation Leaders
*City Councilor - Steinsel


Chief Strategy Officer,
Vice President of Strategy &
Government Relations

*Former Board Member,
Commonwealth Youth
Council (CYC)
*Former Youth Advisor,
African Union (AU)

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Board Member
Global Chair, Policy &

*Former Executive Director,
  International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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Ms. Shelli Brunswick

(United States)

Board Member

Global Chair, Innovation Leadership

*Member of Forbes Technology Council

*Former Chief of Acquisition, US Air Force

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H.E. Dr. Ornela Cuci


Board Member

Global Chair, Sustainability

*Former Deputy Minister of Environment of Albania (2017-2022)

*Former Board Member, Green Climate Fund (GCF), UNFCCC

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Board Member

Global Chair, Technology

*Former Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications


*Former Consultant for GIZ, ITU and Inter-America Development Bank (IDB)

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Dr. Adriana Marais

(South Africa)

Board Member

Global Chair, Science & Research

*Member of South African Government Task Team for the 4th Industrial Revolution
*Former Head of Innovation at SAP Africa

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Board Member

Global Chair, Digital Innovation

*Former Deputy Minister of Telecommunications of Chile (2018-2021)

*Former VP of Marketing and Digital Strategies for DIRECTV and AT&T


Mr. Fernand Isseri


Board Member

Global Chair, Geospatial & Data Integration

*Former Co-Chair, United Nations Committee on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM)

Previous Board Members (2022)

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Chief Technology Officer,

Vice President, Technology & Digital Innovation

*Honoree - Forbes 30 Under 30 (2021)

*Former Data Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

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Board Member

Global Chair, Technology Entrepreneurship

*Mentor - 500 Global

* Mentor in Entrepreneurship - University of Luxembourg

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Mr. David Lindgren

(United States)

Chief Sustainability Officer,

Vice President, Policy & Sustainability

*Program Officer, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


Mr. Thomas VanMatre

(United States)

Board Member

Global Chair, Strategy & Business Development

*Former VP of Business Development, Satellogic

*Former Intelligence Officer, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA)

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H.E Akodah Ayewouadan


Board Member

Global Chair, Policy & Economics

*Minister of Communications and Government Spokesperson of Togo (Since 2020)

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