Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, PhD
Pantami has vast experience as a lecturer, researcher, technocrat and administrator in Information Technology. He is the immediate chief IT regulator in Nigeria before his current appointment as the Minister of Communications that oversees several agencies and departments focusing on ICT in Nigeria. He initiated the Nigerian national public key infrastructure (PKI) programme and set the national framework for cybersecurity against financial fraud and cybercrime as head of Nigeria’s IT agency. He helped to develop the ICT infrastructure in the North East of Nigeria in the aftermath of the destruction caused by Boko Haram insurgency; and has helped to trigger extensive government support for Nigeria’s growing technology startup ecosystem.