Dr Mo Ibrahim – Chairman
Dr Ibrahim is the founder of Celtel International, one of Africa's most successful companies. In 1998, Dr Ibrahim founded MSI Cellular Investments, which was later renamed Celtel International. In 2005, Celtel International was sold to MTC Kuwait for $3.4 billion, making it one of Africa's most successful commercial ventures. At the time of sale, the company operated in 15 African countries, under licenses that covered more than a third of the continent's population. It had invested more than US$ 750 million in Africa, helping to bring the benefits of mobile communications to millions of people across the continent. As well as his work with Satya, Dr Ibrahim is founder and board member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, an Africa focussed governance organisation, mo.ibrahim.foundation.