Anna Ekeledo

Executive Director, AfriLabs Foundation






Anna currently heads the AfriLabs Foundation and leads its partnerships, programmes and strategic objectives. She is a technology enthusiast with experience in the social impact, ICT, financial technology and digital media sectors.

Prior to joining AfriLabs, Anna has been involved in pioneering various impact driven projects such as the Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programme for Teenage Girls for the Visiola Foundation in partnership with Intel and Young Engineers and also worked as a certified digital marketing trainer, training on behalf of organisations such as Wild Fusion Digital Centre, Lagos (Local centre of the Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland) – which she helped to set up – Google Nigeria and Lagos Business School. Anna also headed the Nigerian business activities of Ingenico, a French global financial technology company.

She is very passionate about leveraging on technology for Social Impact and Inclusion; creating social and economic opportunities for all.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote I believe that technology as the future of work would harness the great potential of the growing population of Africa's Youth within the next decade.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020