Founder and CEO of DotConnectAfrica GroupView Website
Sophia Bekele Eshete is a widely acknowledged business leader, corporate executive, and international entrepreneur whose wide-ranging experience spans both the public and private sectors. She is a thought leader in global policy, corporate governance, technology, development issues, and an investor and a philanthropist.
Bekele is the CEO of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Group, a pan-African organization that assists companies in their digital transformation. Its highly acclaimed and pioneering women-in-tech social empowerment program has currently impacted 12 African countries.
She also serves as Chair of GEDA, a Kenya-based Investment company focusing on the strategic sectors of Africa’s economy currently vested in – Technology, Financial, Media, and Realty.
Early in her career as a Corporate Executive, Bekele worked for different Fortune 500 companies, notably Bank of America, Mitsubishi Bank of California, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in Business and Technology, Systems Security, Risk Management & Enterprise systems. She has continued to draw on this background in her current professional engagements. Bekele is a strong advocate of accountability and transparency in her engagements & holds public authorities and the private sector to such high standards.