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Meet Extensia!

Everyone needs help and support in building important connections, engaging with peers, and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and developments, especially in the fast-paced technology and ICT business sectors. With a confusing array of networking events, conferences, exhibitions, and publications, it can be difficult to determine where to invest your time.

  • The Extensia advantage: community, trust, experience, influence, innovation!
  • We have 20 years of experience hosting action-oriented business summits in emerging markets
  • Collaborating with host governments to boost national & regional ICT initiatives
  • Providing a valuable way to connect with decision-makers who are actively driving ICT growth
  • Our summits result in tangible outcomes and commitments from participants, and many industry milestones can be traced back to Extensia events
  • Attendance is limited to qualified and invited individuals. All attendees at Extensia events must have clear objectives related to ICT business or industry development
  • Our team is global, with members bringing knowledge, insights, and experience from Africa, Europe, Asia, Americas, and Australia
  • A Solid Foundation of Values & Ethics
  • Creating simplicity out of complexity.
  • A trusted advisor of Industry Development, Leadership development, News and Research, Consultancy Services and Bespoke Event Services.
  • Extensia is here to connect people and help buyers reach trusted solution partners

0+ Years of Experience

A Trusted & Respected Partner

Our deal-making support is widely acclaimed, and we utilise our extensive connections to facilitate relationships between our sponsors, solution providers and decision makers. We treat our clients like our community and go above and beyond to support decision makers in advancing their ICT agendas. As a trusted partner, we are renowned for our extensive industry connections and are respected as a source of knowledge and support. We invite you to join us at our next summits and see what you have been missing!

Our Values

Innovation

Results 

Passion

Teamwork 

Transparency 

Equality 

Enjoyment

Our Ethos

Creating simplicity out of complexity

A trusted advisor of Industry Development, Leadership development, News and Research, Consultancy Services and Bespoke Summits

Extensia is here to connect people and help buyers reach trusted solution partners

Tariq Malik at Extensia

Tariq Malik

Chief Executive Officer

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Tariq Malik at Extensia

Tariq Malik

Tariq H Malik is Extensia’s Chief Executive Officer and drives the direction of the company to ensure we stay aligned to our objective of supporting the growth and development of ICT in Africa. Over many years working with very high level decision makers, Tariq has strong connections with global decision makers and is able to leverage these connections to ensure Extensia stays in touch with industry stakeholders. Tariq previously has held senior management roles with the GSM Association and Euro Money.

Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Hall at Extensia

Adrian Hall

Chief Operating Officer

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Adrian Hall at Extensia

Adrian Hall

Adrian Hall is Extensia’s Chief Operating Officer and ensures the company strategy and process align with the corporate vision. Adrian keeps close communications with Ministers, Regulators and CxOs from Africa’s top operators, to keep abreast of the policy, regulatory and service delivery objectives and growth requirements of the sector. Adrian has previously held senior management roles with World Trade Group and World Summit Organization.

Chief Operating Officer

Myles Freedman at Extensia

Myles Freedman

Business Operations Director

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Myles Freedman at Extensia

Myles Freedman

Myles is Extensia’s Business Operations Director responsible for ensuring the entire Extensia team is informed and updated on major industry developments and helps the team to react quickly to change. Myles is also responsible for much of Extensia’s public-facing communications through our social media challenges and most importantly, Myles is responsible for the delivery of Extensia’s onsite events, and online news service, which brings updated information on Africa’s telecoms and ICT industry, filtering through to the most important stories and sharing them across our website and social media sites. Myles has held senior positions at Azlan, TechData and Rocom.

Business Operations Director

Dr. Madanmohan Rao at Extensia

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Executive Director

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Dr. Madanmohan Rao at Extensia

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Extensia has a strategic partnership with Dr. Madanmohan Rao for the delivery of our summit programmes, Madan is a true globetrotter but has his base in India. Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a consultant and writer from Bangalore, is research projects director at MobileMonday, research director at YourStory.in, and research advisor at the Asian Media Information and Communication centre (AMIC). He is the editor of five book series: The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook, The Knowledge Management Chronicles, AfricaDotEdu, Global Citizen and World of Proverbs. He is also editor-at-large of DestinationKM and contributor to the Poynter Institute blog on new media trends. Madan was on the international editorial board of the book, Transforming e-Knowledge.

Executive Director

Yoadan Tilahun at Extensia

Yoadan Tilahun

Head of Operations

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Yoadan Tilahun at Extensia

Yoadan Tilahun

Extensia has a strategic partnership with Flawless Events of Ethiopia for the development of operations and coordination activities for Extensia events. Flawless Events is led by Yoadan Tilahun, an experienced hospitality industry professional with an innately hospitable personality, passion for perfection, flare for creativity, and drive for excellence. With over 10 years of event management experience, Yoadan has established Flawless Events as the leading corporate event firm in Ethiopia, with increasing presence around the African continent. Yoadan holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business and is fluent in Amharic, English, and French, and conversational in Spanish.

Head of Operations

Tom Corke at Extensia

Tom Corke

Executive Director Extensia Consulting

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Tom Corke at Extensia

Tom Corke

Tom is responsible for coordinating across Partners and Associates within Extensia Consulting . Tom has over 40yrs in the Telecoms and ICT sector internationally covering fixed, mobile. Having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry such as British Telecom, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone, Orange, Zain, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, Logica CMG. Tom is well positioned to provide knowledge and vendor management services to support client objectives.

Executive Director Extensia Consulting

Mounir Qalam at Extensia

Mounir Qalam

Advisor - Extensia Consulting

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Mounir Qalam at Extensia

Mounir Qalam

An experienced International Executives who got field experience and competency in operational and strategic management within the telecoms sector. With 30 years of experience in Senior Executive positions with global telecoms vendors and regional telecoms service providers, He has a well-established record in managing and deploying commercial operation within start-ups and restructure incumbent services providers and developed partnership. He successfully opened up new geographical operation and launched new products and services in high growth and culturally diverse national markets. A market development-oriented team builder and leader with strong focus on financial results.

Advisor - Extensia Consulting

Farsad Sudheer at Extensia

Farsad Sudheer

Business Support Executive

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Farsad Sudheer at Extensia

Farsad Sudheer

As a Business Executive at Extensia Limited, Farsad supports developing and implementing various projects and initiatives that enhance the company's performance and growth. He applies my skills and knowledge in customer relationship management, brand awareness, and customer experience to deliver high-quality solutions and services to our clients and partners.

Farsad has a degree in Business from York St. John University.

Business Support Executive