Michael Hiruy


Michael Hiruy
Strategic Adviser - Regional Integration

Serial Entrepreneur with a mission to integrate Africa through digital technologies.15+ years of experience in high information and communications technology including 5 years in a dynamic start-up environment, both in Silicon Valley USA and Grenoble France involved in projects ranging from Nanoelectronics to Graphical User Interface under the French ANR, FUI, and the European Union PF7 frameworks. 8+ years of experience in facilitating Private-Public partnerships to unlock digitization projects in Africa. Designed and implemented the 9th African Private Sector Forum to promote Digitization and Technology Entrepreneurship in partnership with the African Union, the South African Department of Science & Technology and the NEPAD Business Foundation.
Deep conviction that the exponential progress of Technology will enable humanity to overcome global challenges and create an inclusive and sustainable world. Committed to birth Africa’s transformation in the digital era with decentralized and personalized digital services (Smart Renewable Energy, Finance, Healthcare, Education, Transport, Government Services). Currently Founder and Managing Partner at Andalem, Representing the NEPAD Business Foundation in East Africa and at the African Union, Strategist at BelCash and HelloSolar International.