Akinwale Goodluck, the Head of the GSMA (GSM Association) in Sub-Saharan Africa will speak on the Local Content track and give informed insight into how new connectivity and new technologies will shape and define the economies of Nigeria, the Sub-Saharan African and beyond over the new year and beyond.
Akinwale Goodluck is the Head of the GSMA (GSM Association) in Sub-Saharan Africa and has primary responsibility for the attainment of the GSMA’s objective in Africa of connecting everyone and everything to a better future. It focuses on collaboration between mobile operators, governments and other ecosystem players to overcome the physical, social and economic barriers in the continent.
Prior to joining the GSMA in February of 2017, Akinwale worked for MTN Nigeria Communications Limited for 14 years, seven of which was at executive level with primary responsibility for the management of the regulatory, legal, reputational, corporate governance and stakeholder management risks for MTN Nigeria.
He also provided leadership for the regulatory strategy & objectives of the MTN Group and all its operations across Africa and the Middle East. Akinwale represented the MTN Group on the GSMA Chief Policy and Regulatory Officers Group, Sub-Saharan Africa and was appointed Chairman in January of 2015.
He has served on the boards of several companies, including MTN Nigeria Foundation, Nigeria Internet Exchange Limited, the Digital Bridge Institute, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria and the Lagos State Innovation Council. He continues to serve on the Board of the Redeemers International School and other private companies.
Mr Goodluck is an alumnus of Lagos State University, the Nigeria Law School and Harvard Business School.