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Kostas Kastanis
Head of Zero-D at Upstream Systems


Kostas joined Upstream initially as Head of Strategy, managing the strategic and corporate development agenda of Upstream. He is currently the Head of Zero-D, a mobile platform designed to provide free access to the internet essentials to millions of mobile users across the globe.

Prior to joining Upstream, Kostas was 8 years with McKinsey & Company, advising banking, telecom, industry and technology companies in Europe, Africa and Asia on financial, operational and organisational topics. He spent another 3 years with MasterCard, leading business development for Mobile Wallets in South-Eastern Europe. Kostas is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business in Operations Research, a Master’s of Science degree holder in Decision Sciences from the same university and an MBA holder from INSEAD.

Agenda Sessions

  • Technology: Keeping Africa Connected - Free, Ad-Funded Mobile Internet, The New Revenue Stream for Mobile Operators


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