Fene Osakwe – Keynote Speaker

Global Cybersecurity Leader | CIO | CISO | Africa's Most Sought-after Cybersecurity Advisor

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Specialist Subjects

  • Career Development & Mentoring
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Governance
  • IT Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Sarbanes–Oxley implementations


  • English


Fene Osakwe is an award-winning Technology professional, writer and Forbes published author. His core competence is in Cybersecurity, IT Governance, IT Strategy, Risk Management, and Sarbanes–Oxley implementations. Fene has consulted for several Financial Institutions, Telecoms and FinTech companies, state governments and some Universities in these areas, holding over 10 internationally recognized professional IT Certifications.

He started his cyber security career as a penetration tester with Deloitte over a decade ago and has had a very fast career progression into executive management across 3 multinationals in less than 10 years, from graduating from college. He has spoken at over 43 international conferences in the last 2 years and was recently recognized by Hiedens International Magazine as Africa’s most sought-after cybersecurity and tech governance advisor and amongst the Top 100 Inspiring global personalities from 22 countries.

In 2021, Dr Fene was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business Administration (Leadership and innovation) from the Swiss School of Business Geneva for his exceptional leadership skills and continuous innovation.

He mentors hundreds of career professionals with a mission to help career professional rise from fresh graduates to executive management in less than 10 years, like he did and in September 2022 was awarded the Cybersecurity Youth Mentor of the year – 2022. for Africa and the Middle East.

In June 2022, Dr Fene was invited into the exclusive Forbes Technology council – an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives. Making him one of the few persons to make the Tech Council in their 30’s. Dr Fene was Vetted and selected by a review committee based on his depth, diversity and wealth of experience in Information Technology and Cyber Security.

He is an advisory board member on several boards within and outside Africa. Dr Fene Osakwe has finished writing his first book on “Climbing the corporate ladder” set to be released in December 2022 on Amazon and Forbes. Promises to be a best seller.

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