Managing Partner, Cenerva UK
Prof H Sama Nwana is managing partner of Cenerva, a boutique training-led consultancy on all TMT regulatory across emerging markets, based in London. He is a regular speaker across Africa, Americas, Europe and Asia, and has consulted/trained for the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, ICASA, the World Bank and MTN. Being African, he is passionate about connecting Africa/ASEAN’s millions of unconnected through a combination of entrepreneurial, commercial, regulatory and policy instruments. Nwana was group director at Ofcom, where he ran the UK’s Spectrum Policy. Nwana oversaw the UK 4G auction, 3G liberalisation as well as the implementation of the UK Digital Switchover Policy programme. He was founding CEO of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (2014-16). He was MD/DG at Arqiva (2005-09) and prior to that was MD/DG at Quadriga Worldwide (2001-2004). He was also a VC investor for a short time and is a lapsed university academic too. He was a senior manager at BT. He is full visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde (UK) and other higher institutes. Nwana has published an authoritative book entitled Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) for Emerging Economies: How to make TMT Improve Developing Economies for the 2020s, published in April 2014. His company, Cenerva, recently acquired Interconnect Communications (ICC) Training/TRMC (Telecoms Regulatory Master Class) assets, which are based in Bath, UK (www.icc-uk.com). Prof Nwana and Cenerva are trusted trainers of regulators/operators across the globe.