Dr Omobola Johnson is a Senior Partner at TLcom Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investments in technology-enabled companies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Before joining TLcom, Omobola was Minister of Communication Technology, Nigeria from 2011 to 2015, focusing on the launch and execution of the National Broadband Plan, and the support of the Nigerian technology industry, including the pioneering involvement of the government in a local VC fund and a network of start-up incubators. Before serving in the Nigerian government, she worked with global management consulting firm, Accenture for over 25 years including five years as Country Managing Director, working with companies in a variety of industries, transforming them into more competitive and dynamic organisations.
Omobola serves on the Board of a number of not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, including MTN Nigeria, Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) where she was the founding Chairperson.
Omobola has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester; a Master’s degree in Digital Electronics from King’s College, London and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the School of Management, Cranfield University.