TANCon2008 - October 2008 - Africa & the US: Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Taking the Leap of Faith
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Guy Kawasaki
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Theogene Rudasignwa
Leila Chirayath
Eghosa Omoigui
Jacques Bonjawo
Daniel Edibe
Ike Eze
Mohamed Hersi
Jay Ward
John Njoku
Ted Okendu
Laura Roden
Luc Tengueu
AJ Patel
Anthony R. Vonsee
Lyndon Rive
Erica Estrada
Tom Arnold
Kaval Kerul
Richard Osei-Anim
Michael L. Dworkin
Almaz Negash
William Guyster
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Matthew Stephen Stepka


Mohamed Hersi

AfGlobe Communications


Mr. Hersi is the founder and President/Chairman of AfGlobe Communications Inc located in Northern Virginia and Co-Founder and COO of AccessPoint Africa with operations in Zimbabwe , Sierra Leone , Ghana and Nigeria . Previously, Mr. Hersi held senior technical executive positions with MCI/UUNET, OptiGlobe Communications and Qwest Communications.

At OptiGlobe Mr. Hersi oversaw the purchase of various assets in Latin America including the purchase of high capacity data networks and facilities. His team was responsible for global network strategy and planning, the team reviewed all major facility and equipment purchasing and finance agreements with Nortel, Dell, HP, Juniper, Cisco and EMC.  At Qwest Mr. Hersi served as Senior Network Architect responsible for designing and deploying Qwest IP Network. He held various technical senior management positions included Senior Manager of Qwest Data Operations Group. While at Qwest Mr. Hersi was part of senior management team that created Qwest MultiService IP (Q-MSIP) organization. The Q-MSIP quickly grew to become the one of the largest VoIP enabled Dial-Access network in the world. Mr. Hersi team negotiated Qwest Dial-Access agreements with AOL, MSN and Earth-Link.

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