Andile NgcabaFounder & Executive Chairman at Convergence Partners
Andile Ngcaba is the founder and Executive Chairman of Convergence Partners. He established Convergence Partners in 2006 as an impact investment holding and private equity firm focusing on technology around the African continent. Through Convergence Partners, Andile was part of the team that conceptualized and developed the New Dawn Satellite Company; a ground breaking African funded geo-stationary satellite that serves the African continent, developed in partnership with Intelsat. Andile serves on a number of the portfolio company boards including inq, Comsol, C-Squared and Snapt Inc to name a few. He previously served on the board of Netcare, Africa’s biggest private health care group that invested in UK private health system. He has subsequently left the board of Netcare.
Andile Ngcaba holds a Masters of Commerce majoring Information Systems from the University of Witwatersrand; he also has an honorary Doctorate in Commerce from the University of Fort Hare. Andile also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Nelson Mandela University in the faculty of Computer Science. As a technologist, Andile has been driving Pan African initiatives designed to build a digital Africa throughout his career.
Andile has also actively been involved in public policy development at the National, Continental and Global levels through various bodies, including the ITU, ICANN and the African Union. In the early 1990s, when Info-Dev of the World Bank was established, Andile served as one of the advisors. In 2019 Andile served as a working group expert on connecting schools for the Broadband Commission for sustainable development assembled by the ITU, UNICEF and UNESCO. This project was launched as the "GIGA" project during the United Nations General Assembly in 2019. In his home country of South Africa, Andile was also recently appointed to the South African Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Commission. This commission advises the South African government on how it can leverage technology to develop the economy.
Andile is also highly passionate about philanthropy, where he works on several projects through his family foundation, the SolCon Foundation.