Akosua Annobil has been named one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic leaders in the UK tech sector in a list compiled by the Financial Times.
Akosua founded AB2020 AfricaBusiness2020.com in 2015 as a way of linking Africa’s dynamic business community with its British counterparts.
The following year she started the Tech in Ghana Conference which now takes place twice a year, once in London and once in Accra. The most recent conference in November featured more than 150 tech companies and startups.
”The objective of Tech in Ghana is to showcase the innovation taking place throughout the country”, she says: “and that includes all players and participants in the ecosystem, irrespective of the location where they’re based because ultimately; a diverse network is a strong network.’
When I met Akosua in Accra she told me that she’d decided to relocate fulltime from her London home to Ghana:
“There’s so much going on here that you have to live in the market to understand it. Accra is a great place to be if you’re serious about technology and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and opportunities”
Akosua said she was humbled and grateful to be included in the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology list:
“I’ve no doubt the tech sector will continue to be a catalyst for inclusion across the world.”