Dr. George Mulamula

Dr. George Mulamula is currently the founder and CEO of the Dar Teknohama (ICT) Business Incubator (DTBi) for entrepreneurship & innovation hosted at the Commission for Science & Technology, the only tech incubator in the country. He is also the Senior Government Advisor on ICT entrepreneurship & innovation for an enabling environment and eco-system. He is currently managing a health delivery drone programme in the Lake Victoria Region and is also the coordinator for Mwanza Region Lake Victoria Challenge for Drones with the World Bank Group.  Prior to that he was the first Principal Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in Rwanda and worked on their SME and Entrepreneurship Policy. He was also the Senior ICT Advisor in the Government of Rwanda and in that capacity, the Lead Policy Advisor on the Rwanda National Information Communication Infrastructure Policy Plan II and WSIS Document preparation.

George Mulamula was for over 8 years the first Africa Senior Technical Expert in Intellectual Property (IP) Automation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), based in Geneva, Switzerland and worked with Sub-Sahara African Governments on the utility of ICT in IP innovation. He also was a catalyst in transforming the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute in Nairobi, Kenya to be a Centre of Excellence for the International Telecommunications Union. He has been a guest lecturer at Carnegie Melon University (Kigali Campus) and taught at KIST in Kigali, Rwanda. He has run ICT companies and has written extensively on ICT, Technology Transfer for Sustainable Development, including lecturing at Higher Learning Institutions in East Africa. Dr. Mulamula is a Mentor and Coach for entrepreneurs and has conducted pitching sessions around the country and outside the country like Malaysia, Botswana, Kenya, Thailand, USA, including at Global Entrepreneurship Summits; USA GIST boot camps in Tanzania & South Africa; Unreasonable East Africa and Demo Africa in Uganda & Kenya. He is the Chair of the Tanzania Airtel Fursa judging team for the national youth entrepreneurship growth; a Board Member of Demeter - a MIT Startup which is going global; on the Advisory Board of the Global Learning XPrize in California (USA); a member of the Tanzania National Financial Sector Deepening Trust Board (FSDT) and Bima Challenge Judges; Chair of the Tanzania National Financial Registry Steering Committee for Data repository; member of the Tanzania National ICT Think Tank; Commissioner on the Tanzania National ICT Commission; Advisor for the GIZ Innovation Factory Tanzania chapter, Board member of the largest bank in Tanzania - NMB Bank and Senior Advisor to Regional Local Governments on digital transformation and the use of data analytics for economic development.