Ivan Lumala is the Chief Technology Officer for the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative, an initiative whose primary objectives are to increase Africa’s competitiveness through development and use of ICT by the youth and SMEs across Africa.
In this role, Ivan is responsible for defining and executing a strategy to catalyze a vibrant, and sustainable ecosystem of African software startups which are able to implement and deploy innovative ICT solutions in the critical sectors of Education, Healthcare, eGov, Agriculture, and SME business management.
Before joining Microsoft 4Afrika at its launch in 2013, Ivan worked at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington for 22 years in multiple engineering, marketing, and business development roles. Ivan holds a Computer Science undergraduate, and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering.
Ivan’s wife Loi Lumala is an Immigration Attorney based in Washington state. They are the proud parents of four; 1 girl and 3 boys.
This year Mr. Ivan Lumala will be among the recipients of Uganda Diaspora Award held annually at the Kampala Serena Hotel on 30th December 2014!
The Uganda Diaspora Network is a forum aimed at bringing together Ugandans who live and work abroad by celebrating their contributions overseas and also encouraging them to give of their time, talents, ideas and expertise whilst inspiring the next generation of Ugandan leaders.
Every year the Ugandan Diaspora Network will organize an annual Social Networking Gala and will also produce a quarterly publication highlighting the successes of the various Ugandans residing overseas. Please send us those inspirational stories and philanthropic work involving Ugandans abroad. We shall share these stories using this platform that is rapidly growing and expanding. The Next Diaspora Social Networking Gala will be Held on 30th December 2016 at The Kampala Serena Hotel.