Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative , a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University.
He studied Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University and completed Executive-Education programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Santa Clara University University of the Pacific and INSEAD.
He was listed by CNN as one of the Top-10 African Tech Voices on Twitter and by Ventures Africa as one of 40 African Legends Under 40. A Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year, a former member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT, and a CyberStewards Fellow.
He was appointed to the inaugural leadership panel of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for a two-year term (2022-2023) by UN Secretary-General António Guterres.