Ambassadors are your local anchors for Africa Code Week event orchestration, questions and support. Feel free to reach out to them to get started on hosting your own coding workshops or simply get introduced to other interested schools / organizations. They are here to help you engage as many children and youth as possible in your community!
Ademola (a.k.a.: ‘Ade’) is a Software Engineer at SAP Ireland. Passionate about Ed-Tech, creativity and innovation, Ade is the founder of CODERINA, an NGO working to promote and strengthen coding and STEM skills acquisition among African students and teachers. He is involved in several STEM /Coding initiatives such as: EU Code week, CoderDojo and FIRST LEGO® League. Ade is a jury on the Ireland FLL Championship panel and coordinates similar activities in Nigeria. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science as well as a PMI membership & Graduate Certificate in Innovation in Social Enterprise from the Dublin City University
In Malik's eyes, learning the scientific culture and values from a very young age is a rich soil on which the world can grow greener and more just. Passionate about nature, people and educational entertainment (‘edutainment’), Malik is an active member of the Akendewa NGO and the founder of ecole.numerique.ci. He currently teaches mathematics in Ivory Coast and he used to teach computer science and mathematics at the William V.S. Tubman University in Liberia to hundreds of underprivileged students living and working in extremely deprived conditions. Prior to teaching, Malik was a researcher at OUNL (Netherlands) and he worked as a computer engineer for Sopra-Steria (France). He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics as well as in Information, Cognition and Learning, both from the Grenoble University, France.
Mumen is a seasoned business development and training expert with over 18 years multinational experience. Mumen currently oversees SAP University Alliances operations across 120+ universities and colleges, impacting over 15,000 students and training 700+ instructors. Prior to SAP, Mumen was a Regional Lead at Cisco Systems, orchestrating Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and running the Cisco Networking Academy for over 55,000 students spread across 340 academies and 10 MENA countries. He has also worked for the American University of Sharjah as a Senior Marketing Executive for 5 years. Mumen holds an MBA in International Business from Preston University, USA.
Samir Abdelkrim spends 8 months a year exploring start-up ecosystems all over Africa. He connects the most promising entrepreneurs with investors and corporations while relaying their respective stories in renowned newspapers such as Les Echos, The Huffington Post or Le Monde. Samir also writes a weekly Tech column in the latter, dedicated to African start-ups. From Senegal and Togo all the way to Botswana, Mauritania, Ivory Coast and Kenya, Samir has met over 100 start-ups so far as part of his #TECHAfrique (www.techafrique.co), a business entrepreneur road trip starring the men and woman at the beating heart of Africa 2.0. More recently, he was invited to Austin Texas by the international South By SouthWest festival to exchange on his rich African experience. Samir also founded StartupBRICS.com, the first French-speaking media to focus on innovation in emerging countries.
A multifaceted entrepreneur and a strong believer in digital entrepreneurship as a key leverage to accelerate Africa's economic growth, Rocha started as a spice trader to become one of the most influential eLearning pioneers in Madagascar. His website www.sopapa.mg offers eLearning solutions to students and employment opportunities to job seekers. He also helped set up local coderdojos to teach coding basics to children.
Ibrahim is a Regional Coordinator for Africa Code Week.
He joined SAP in May 2015 as SAP University Alliances program associate, looking after and developing the SAP global program in Egypt: 6 local key universities, 50 trained professors and 500 Egyptian undergraduates impacted so far. Successful participant of the SAP Young Professional Program in 2014, Ibrahim graduated with 3 well-deserved SAP Certifications in SAP Fincancial Accounting, SAP Business Process Integration and SAP Project Management. Ibrahim also came in as second place in best performance out of the 19 participants and 370 applicants to the program. Prior to working for SAP, Ibrahim worked as a financial analyst for Moore Stephens Egypt Consultancy Agency.
Ibrahim also had an illustrious soccer career, where he played for two of the top Egyptian soccer teams Al Ahly Club and Zamalek Club. He has also represented Egypt while playing for the U-17 and U-19 national team. During his time at the University, he was the captain of the American University in Cairo soccer team.
Ibrahim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration with specialization in finance from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.