Our Team

Our Team

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David Easum

Strategic Adviser, Board member

David is a pioneer in private-sector telecommunications in Africa having been Director of Operations at Telecel, the first mobile operator on the African continent. He then continued to expand mobile networks as Business Development Director for Celtel (now Airtel Africa). He has extensive experience as a technology leader in emerging markets, such as with Celpay, a subsidiary of Celtel, which pioneered the introduction of e-commerce and mobile payments in Africa. Most recently, he led I-Connect, a fiber-optic network operator in Nigeria. Prior to that, he was the founding Managing Director of Burundi Backbone System Company (BBS), the nation's first fiber-optic backbone. In these roles, David has created value for shareholders while promoting development for target market populations. David speaks 4 languages, ​​including French. He holds a Masters from Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business in New York and also studied at ESADE Business & Law School in Barcelon