Bosun Tijani is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB). Funded by Omidyar Network, Google, and the Sainsbury Family Trust, the CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab for technologists, software developers, entrepreneurs, tech companies, investors and other stakeholders in and around Lagos.
Bosun has been acknowledged locally and globally, including the most recent 100 Most Influential People on the continent by New Africa Magazine. Under his leadership, CcHUB has driven the growth of social innovation and has influenced businesses and initiatives in different sectors: environment (Wecyclers), fiscal transparency (BudgIT), e-commerce (Traclist), Healthcare (LifeBank), education (re: learn), wellness (Truppr) and transportation (GoMyWay), GoVOTE, SafeOnline, Lagos Innovation Hotspots and i-HQ (the umbrella initiative for Yaba – the fastest growing tech cluster in Africa). Mark Zuckerberg’s first stop on his first Africa trip in 2016 was to the CcHub!
Prior to CcHUB, he worked with the International Trade Centre and Hewlett Packard 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 leading innovation agencies across Europe with the aim of standardizing the varying methodologies for commercializing research results.
We are proud of his achievement and exploit. We recognize him as one of the Most Influential People of African Descent, Business and Entrepreneurship category Class of 2018.