Honey Ogundeyi

Country Director of the UK Government's UK-Nigeria Tech Hub

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Honey is the Country Director of the UK Government's UK-Nigeria Tech Hub. The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub forms part of the International Tech Hub network delivered by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport) to grow digital economies in emerging markets and drive growth in tech investment. The Hub focuses on three key areas; skills and capacity development, digital ecosystem building and facilitating collaboration with UK technology businesses, investors and partners.

Honey also founded Fashpa, an ecommerce marketplace that connected fashion brands with African consumers and is widely credited as the pioneer of Fashion Online in Africa. Honey was previously Industry manager at Google, where she led the development and growth of their commercial business in West-Africa. Before joining Google, she worked at Ericsson as the Head of Brand Management for Sub Saharan Africa as well as Global Brand Manager in Sweden and prior to that worked in consulting at McKinsey & Company in Brussels and Johannesburg.

Ogundeyi is frequently invited to speak as a leader in Africa’s technology sector. In 2018 Honey was invited as a keynote speaker at the World Bank Spring Meetings on technology and the gender divide and also appointed to Facebook’s Africa Council. In 2016 She was listed by the World Economic Forum as one of the top 10 innovators in Africa. In 2014 & 2016 She has was listed by Forbes as one of the Top 10 women emerging entrepreneurs to watch in Africa. She has also been recognized as a One Young World Ambassador, a Junior Achievement Nigeria Ambassador and mentors and leads various women in technology initiatives. She has been featured in numerous publications from Techcrunch, Financial Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Guardian, Reuters and CNN.

She graduated with a Bsc in Public Policy & Management from the University of Birmingham.