Edgar is currently the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of IDEX Africa. An organization co-founded with the former Minister of ICT of Rwanda to help drive transformation efforts and build platform companies across the continent in this digital Era. He was previously CEO for Africa of Retro Rabbit which was an offshoot of one of South Africa’s leading software companies.
Edgar also held roles as Director and Head of Innovation, IoT and Emerging Business Africa for Ericsson, and before that Head of Cloud and IP Services for Ericsson in Africa. He was also Program Director of Ericsson’s first Smart Cities strategic start in Rwanda in 2015. Edgar has held various leadership, strategy, sales and technical positions in MTN and Ericsson in the UK, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, and Zambia.
He has more than 19 years of professional experience, mostly in the ICT sector, but has spent the last 3 years working with emerging technologies and innovation roles across Africa; trying to help leading companies navigate this new digital era. He is currently engaged with some of the leading organisations in Uganda and SA as both a platform partner and transformation partner.
Edgar holds a Master’s of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Manchester (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda