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Bunmi Banjo

Head of Brand & Digital Skills, Africa at Google

Profile

Bunmi Banjo is a dynamic business leader passionate about leveraging technology to grow Africa; a marketing and strategy professional with over 15 years of experience in N. America, Asia and Africa, she

currently heads SMB marketing for Google in Africa and also leads the company’s effort to provide digital skills to millions youth across the continent.

Since joining Google in 2012, Bunmi has helped hundreds of thousands of African entrepreneurs and business owners succeed online through training and support programs, and has led successful campaigns

and initiatives including Afri ca Connected, a platform to celebrate digital success stories made in Africa.

Prior to joining Google, Bunmi worked in different capacities in the financial services and petroleum industries including TD Bank Financial Group, Discover Financial Services and Chevron Corporation. An

entrepreneur in her own right, she has also founded and cofounded a number of companies including The Keyline Group in Chicago, an advisory firm that provided business consulting services to SMEs in Africa and

Fezah, a live music app developed in Uganda.

Bunmi is a key contributor to the Google Africa blog and has also been widely quoted by the media including Al Jazeera network, CNBC Africa, Financial Times, This Day, The Punch, and Guardian newspapers, and top blogs.

Bunmi is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership. She holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management, and a B.Sc. Hons. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada.

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