The African ICT Foundation has announced the appointment of Dr. Kossi Amessinou as the Regional Director for the West Africa to pilot the affairs of the Foundation in the region.
A statement from the Foundation signed by the Chairman Board of Trustee/President of the Foundation, Mr. Tony Ojobo said that Amessinou whose appointment takes immediate effect is saddled with the overall guidance of the Region. He disclosed that Amessinou is expected to guide the overall direction of the region also develop a regional strategic plan every two years, using input from the regional officers and/or committee members.
Currently a director in the Ministry of Planning and Development in Benin, he will be joining other members of the BOT of the Foundation in its core objective of policy advocacy in Africa’s ICT sector by guiding the BOT in policy advisory issues in the region.
Amessinou who has a long career experience in the ICT industry in his country was at a time the Director of IT and Pre-Archiving (DIP) in Benin, Coordinator of the project of powerful pre-archiving system and Head of the IT Department of the Ministry and Assistant Information Manager.
An outstanding research fellow and don, he also tutors students in master’s degree programme in Information Science and Communication at the Paris Nanterre University of France, and an Associate member of the MICA Laboratory of Bordeaux Montaigne University as well as a member of the Internet Development Observatory and Teaching in License and Master Level.
While congratulating the new Regional Director for West Africa, Ojobo disclosed that his appointment into the Board of Directors of the Foundation was in line with the existing template of appointment introduced by the founders of the Foundation in 2009 following nomination by watchers of the ICT/Telecoms industry in Africa.