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Martin Karanja
Market Engagement Director, Ecosystem Accelerator at GSMA


Martin is a Market Engagement Director for the GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator programme, which supports mobile operators and innovators in driving scale in unique, commercially and socially sustainable mobile for development products and services in emerging markets. Martin joined the GSMA in 2016 as a Senior Market Engagement Manager. Prior to joining the GSMA, Martin worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprises as the Distribution Business Manager for East, West and Southern Africa.

He’s also worked at Symantec Corporation as Regional Business Development Manager for East and Francophone Africa. Prior to that Martin worked at Airtel Africa group office as a Group Product Marketing Specialist for SMS, Data and Mobile content across the 17 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and has also worked with Orange Kenya (now Telkom Kenya). Martin holds a B.Sc. In International Business Administration from United States International University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: Developing a blueprint for successful start-up and corporate partnerships


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