'Gbenga Sesan

‘Gbenga Sesan, an Ashoka Fellow, is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a social enterprise that connects underserved people-groups with ICT-enabled opportunities. Originally trained as an Electronic & Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University, ‘Gbenga completed Executive Management training at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University and Stanford University. His consulting experience includes assignments completed for numerous institutions, including Microsoft, Harvard University, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Res Publica, Computer Aid International, Heinrich Boll Foundation and the International Telecommunications Union. <br /><br />Beyond Nigeria, ‘Gbenga has consulted and made presentations in various countries, including Austria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States. A member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT, he is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, Ashoka Fellow and Our Common Future Fellow. ‘Gbenga was Nigeria's first Information Technology Youth Ambassador and also served as the Vice Chair of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s African Technical Advisory Committee and voluntary adviser to numerous youth-led nonprofits. In 2006, he was appointed as the youngest member of the Nigerian Presidential Task Force on ICT Restructuring. ‘Gbenga is an author and regular feature on some of Nigeria’s popular television shows. His latest book, In My Own Words, was published by Imprimata UK in September 2009. <br /><br />'Gbenga is married to Temilade, a PhD scholar with research interests in Renewable Energy Policy and Implementation for developing economies (especially Nigeria and Kenya).