Systems Analyst turned Tech Strategy Advisor, Public Speaker and Angel Investor Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD) is Chief Investment Officer at Greentec Capital Partners and Collaborator-in-Chief at TechnoVision. He is a co-founder of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) and founding President of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN).
TD is an exceptional analyst, strong strategic planner and pragmatic project manager who consistently delivers results while contributing with excellence. He has been regularly recognised for developing innovative cost-effective approaches that streamline commercial processes to enhance operational performance.
His graduation from University of Miami in 1982 was followed by two decades in the corporate world leading implementation of innovative technology-led transformation initiatives in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Information Technology and Telecommunications industries for influential global brands Elf Aquitaine, Marks & Spencer, Ernst & Young and Sapient across Europe, the United States and Southeast Asia.
In 2002 TD’s focus shifted to Africa where he has helped create the African Agriculture Technology Foundation (AATF) in Kenya, led the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative in Nigeria and delivered a World Bank pilot of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) that uncovered over 20,000 ghost workers in the Nigerian Government. His goal-oriented approach to project delivery which consistently delivered remarkable results inspired the book “The African Project Manager”.
TD believes that Africa’s future is being built today in African cities by entrepreneurs with business ventures using innovation and technology to create social and economic value. As a Business Angel nurturing a growing portfolio of tech-enabled startups originating from Africa, his personal goal is to help “drive the development of Africa through entrepreneurship support organisations such as business angel groups and innovation hubs”.