Bio

Ms. Sophia Bekele Eshete is a business and corporate executive, an International entrepreneur, corporate governance & risk management specialist, international policy advisor on ICT, internet and development issues, and ICT & governance activist and a philanthropist.

She has maintained a successful career track record spanning over a decade of constant professional activity working for multinational Fortune 500 Companies and transnational business ownership /operation in the field of IT and Corporate Governance.

She is a widely acknowledged business leader, international entrepreneur, corporate governance and global policy expert, an activist and philanthropist, whose wide-ranging experience spans both the public and private sectors.

Bekele is a frequently published writer and commentator on industry and political media, on current affairs issues of technology, Internet and good governance, business and cyber – security.   She is invited to speak on her work at many local and international conferences as well as to deliver keynote speeches and moderate high-level panels on wide range of topics including business, technology and internet, women, and doing business in Africa.

Bekele has also served on various senior-level policy advisory & leadership boards at national and international levels including the United Nations and ICANN where her work has made positive impact on the implementation of key public policies.  She was also a past Board Director of SF ISACA Chapter.

Recently, CIO East Africa magazine named her ‘Industry Trailblazer’ and ‘Internet Governance Pioneer’.  She was also named  ‘one of two top leading women in Africa’s ICT sector’ and an ‘African Women to Watch’ by Bloomberg TV, as well as one of the ‘50 African Trailblazers – A Future Made in Africa’ by the UK’s New African magazine.

Speaking

Ms. Bekele is a thought leader in Business and technology Strategy, & Governance and Policy. She is active in various foras and an expert on policy, security, ICANN, Internet Governance and developing economies.

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Advisory

Ms. Bekele consults for Private, Governments and international organizations in the fields of development, governance and long-term strategic planning. These and the above positions in Ms. Bekele’s career play a pivotal role

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Writing

Bekele makes public affairs commentary on technology for development, internet governance, regional economic integration, good governance, business and politics that have been published in different media

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In News

Ms Bekele’s work has been covered constantly in the media, since the time she started her entrepreneurship. Her Companies have made great impact in technology transfer

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Leadership

Ms. Bekele has been invited to serve on various Boards and Committees of public and private institutions, throughout her career and had Honorable mentions from her Country and others on her work.

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Philanthropy

Sophia Bekele demonstrates her long-standing commitment to giving back to the community by engaging in different philanthropic activities and social entrepreneurship schemes through targeted support

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To invite her to speak, moderate or present her work activities at your event or conference please contact her.