Bosun Tijani is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB); a pan-Africa innovation enabler that works at the forefront of accelerating the application of innovation and social capital for a better society. ‘Bosun is an innovation expert on a mission to drive the application of science and technology for enterprise and economic prosperity across Africa. He has been celebrated as the leader and initiator of the Yaba Technology Cluster.
‘Bosun is passionate about creating and leading platforms that have provided aspiring innovators the visibility and credibility they need to prototype, build and scale digital innovations across Africa. This has been acknowledged locally and globally with accolades including his inclusion in the list of 100 Most Influential People on the continent by New Africa Magazine. Under his leadership, CcHUB has driven the growth of social innovation and technology across Africa through support to ground-breaking initiatives and businesses including Lifebank, BudgIT, Taeillo, Drugstoc, CcHUB Growth Capital, the CcHUB Design Lab (Rwanda) and the recent acquisition of Africa’s first known tech hub, iHUB (Nairobi).
Prior to CcHUB, he honed his depth of experience by designing and managing profitable business models for high-end enterprise solutions working with the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) and Hewlett Packard (Switzerland) on projects supporting African SMEs to leverage technology to grow their businesses. As European Innovation Manager at PERA; He led the networking and coordination of the largest European Innovation Agencies with the goal of standardising approaches to knowledge commercialisation across Europe.
‘Bosun Tijani holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a diploma in computer science from University of Jos (Nigeria), a masters’ degree in information systems and management from Warwick University and currently concluding a up a doctoral degree programme in innovation systems at the University of Leicester (United Kingdom). He is a Desmond Tutu fellow and a fellow of the Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law at the
prestigious Stanford University. He is happily married with two children.