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Dion Jerling

Co-Founder at Connect Earth

Profile

Following a career that started in the UK construction sector in the mid 80’s Dion entered the technology and media sectors in the mid 90’s – the heyday of the dotcom boom. Multiple tech management roles in software testing, website building, online media buying and ad trafficking led to the founding of a cross media trading platform start-up before Dion founded “Connect Africa” in 2004. Dion’s passion for technology and Africa combined to form the basis of an initiative dedicated to connecting the unconnected. Dion has been instrumental in bringing GSM coverage to rural communities across Africa for over a decade. He is now expanding to bring the Internet to millions of underserved communities across Africa through content and media supported Wi-Fi solutions in a new venture, “Connect Earth”.

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