Bosun Tijani, the CEO and co-founder of CcHub, a pan-African tech incubator, has been unveiled as a ministerial nominee for President Tinubu's administration.
Senate President Godswill Akpabio shared 19 more ministerial nominees submitted by President Bola Tinubu's administration. For stakeholders in Nigeria's tech ecosystem, one name struck a chord, Bosun Tijani, the CEO and co-founder of CcHub, one of the most influential incubators on the continent. Tijani is the only name on the list from within Nigeria's tech ecosystem, suggesting that he is being nominated for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy role.
|Date of Birth:||20 July, 1977|
|State of Origin:||Ogun State|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $5 million|
Bosun Tijani Biography
Olatunbosun Tijani (born 20 July, 1977) is a Nigerian-British entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading Pan-African innovation and technology centre. Co-Creation Hub works at the forefront of accelerating the application of innovation and social capital for a better society.
Bosun Tijani Age
He was born on July 20, 1977 and as of 2023, he is 46 years old
Bosun Tijani Early Life and Education
Tijani was born in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria and spent his formative years there before moving to Abeokuta, Nigeria for his secondary education. In 1996, he then went on to Jos, Nigeria to study at the University of Jos where he first started off studying for a diploma in Computer Science before going on to study Economics, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 2002. He later obtained an MSc in Information Systems and Management from the Warwick Business School, United Kingdom in 2007.
In 2023, Tijani earned a PhD in innovation and economic development from the School of Business, University of Leicester. His doctoral research focussed on contributing to a better understanding of how the network perspective to innovation capacity could provide a contextually relevant framework for explaining the adoption and adaptation of innovation in developing countries and specifically offer an alternative path to how African countries could effectively organize their innovation ecosystems
Tijani has also been part of the Innovation for Economic Development executive programme at Harvard Kennedy School in 2013 as well as being a 2014 Draper Hills Fellow of the Centre for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University.
Bosun Tijani Career
Tijani is widely acknowledged as a pioneer and industry leader in the African technology ecosystem and was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People on the continent by New Africa Magazine. He initiated the first visit of Mark Zuckerberg to Nigeria in August 2016 as part of efforts to place Africa on the global technology map. He has also hosted other global technology leaders in Nigeria, including former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in 2019 and most recently in June, 2023, hosted a fireside chat with Microsoft founder and co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates.
In 2019, under his leadership, CcHUB acquired Kenya's iHub and launched the CcHUB Design Lab in Kigali, Rwanda in the same year. He has also expanded CcHUB's Pan-African footprint into Southern Africa by opening CcHUB Namibia, the main tech hub in Windhoek, Namibia in 2023.
Tijani is also currently an associate researcher at the Wits School of Governance, with research interests in collaborative projects that inform practice through support to policymakers, inventors and entrepreneurs while advancing theories in innovation systems and governance.
Bosun Tijani Wife and Children
Tijani is married to his wife, Moji Tijani and has three children.
Bosun Tijani Net Worth
Tijani has an estimated net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million dollars.