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Panelists Inya Lawal, Anna Sophie Herken, Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi and Leon Reiner discuss innovation in Africa and Europe at the DLD Munich 2024 conference.

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Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

National Information Technology Development Agency
Portrait of Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is the Director-General/CEO of Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA. He is a renowned IT expert and transformational leader with experience that cuts across the private and public sectors.

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Anna Sophie Herken

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Portrait image of Anna Sophie Herken, Member of the Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Anna Sophie Herken is Member of the Board of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German service provider for sustainable development and international education. Previously, she was CFO of Hasso Plattner Capital Germany, Managing Director of the Hertie School of Governance GmbH and worked at the World Bank in Washington DC.

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Inya Lawal

Ascend Studios Foundation
Portrait of Inya Lawal, founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation

Dr. Inya Lawal is a social entrepreneur and founder of the Ascend Studios Foundation, which focuses on social, educational and economic empowerment for women and youth. Dr. Lawal is a lead program partner to the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs.

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Leon Reiner

Impact Hub Berlin
Portrait photo of Leon Reiner, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Impact Hub Berlin, smiling, in front of a clean white background.

Leon Reiner is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Impact Hub Berlin, where he takes care of business development and partnerships. Previously, he worked in a consulting company for social entrepreneurs and helped to build the first incubator for social startups in the DACH region.

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