Emmanuel Adegboye

Project Manager, Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives, Andela






Emmanuel is a project and operations management professional with experience managing diverse programs, projects and developing systems for operational effectiveness. Extremely passionate about innovation with a thorough knowledge of the African technology ecosystem and proven track record in designing and implementing programs that support early stage entrepreneurs.

Emmanuel currently works with Andela, a company that builds high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. He designed Andela’s first Entrepreneurship Programme and was tasked with designing and managing programmes to equip Andela engineers with entrepreneurial skills and to support those who plan to launch companies or join startups with opportunities that position them for success in an entrepreneurial career. He now currently manages strategic initiatives in support of all of Andela’s developer growth programmes.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics, postgraduate degrees in Space Applications and Environmental Management and a Certificate in Disciplined Entrepreneurship from MIT amongst other qualifications. He is a Village Capital Communities Africa Programme alumnus and a 2019 Skoll World Forum Fellow. He also enjoys mentoring startups and currently serves as a mentor for Google Launchpad Africa Accelerator and MIT Launch X.

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