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Mest Africa picks Stanbic Bank Ghana’s Head of Engineering as its Portfolio Advisor


MEST Africa has announced the appointment of Eric Nsarkoh as a Portfolio Advisor, focused on technology product development. Eric joins the pan-African training program, incubator, and seed fund from Stanbic Bank Ghana where he served as Head of Engineering.

With over 20 years of experience in leading multinational organizations across Africa Eric brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Africa’s technology space to the role and will help to strengthen and scale MEST’s portfolio of startups across the continent.

MEST Africa said in blog post that his expertise in software development, sales, and consumer behavior will be invaluable in supporting its portfolio of companies.

In his new role, Eric will be responsible for advising and supporting these companies to strengthen their product development and scale of technology products and services. He will also work closely with MEST Africa’s portfolio and leadership team, providing guidance on best practices and industry trends.

“Eric is an unusually talented engineer as well as a seasoned executive who understands how to bring products to market in Africa. His background in banking and telco will be invaluable support for our portfolio companies as they grow and scale across the continent” MEST Africa founder Jorn Lyseggen said.

Eric’s appointment comes at a critical time for Africa’s technology sector as the continent is poised for tremendous growth. Eric expressed his excitement about joining MEST Africa and working with the organization’s portfolio companies. “I am thrilled to be joining MEST at this important time in Africa’s development,” he said. “I am excited to be part of an organization that is working to support the next generation of African tech entrepreneurs.”

Overall, Eric’s appointment as MEST Africa’s Portfolio Advisor focused on tech product development is a significant development that underscores the importance of software development in driving innovation and growth in the continent.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I track and report on tech and African startups. Founder and Editor of TechTrends Media. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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