Otema Yirenkyi - Speakers - AfricArena
Founder & CEO of NexInnova

Otema Yirenkyi is the Founder & CEO of NexInnova. She is an innovative, versatile sales & marketing leader with a passion for technology and drive for results. Otema has 20+ years leading teams at IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone. Her extensive corporate experience driving complex deals and geographic expansion of services and products on behalf of large MNCs underpins her deep understanding of selling to corporate clients.

In recent years, Otema has been working with tech start-ups focused on innovations that positively impact Africa’s development. As the Founder and CEO of NexInnova she is bringing to life that passion through creating an innovation services company that houses an accelerator and VC fund. She loves the art of the deal and building ecosystems that enable innovators, partners and investors to connect and flourish. Otema graduated from Cornell University with a BS in ILR and University of London (SOAS) with a Masters in Economic Development.

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