JOHANNESBURG - As chief executive and founder of Bridge Labs, Musa Kalenga addresses the problem of gaining access to appropriate online tools for entrepreneurs and Small to Medium Businesses by building mobile platforms to support growth in emerging markets.
As a respected thought leader in the marketing industry, Kalenga advises on digital marketing strategy for businesses with his Marketing in a Digital World Executive Programme. He was the former group head of digital marketing at Nedbank, and then Facebook Client Partner for Africa.
“Musa has a genuine passion for the African continent, and rich entrepreneurial experience,” says Andile Masuku, entrepreneur and host of the Africa Tech Roundup. Notably, Kalenga received three nominations for the prestigious Black Business Quarterly Awards in 2008, and was voted one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2012.
He was first chairperson of the Youth Advertising Board of South Africa in 2005/6, and holds the position of Head of Brand Portfolio for the Interactive Advertising Bureau. He is also a board member for Africa Teen Geeks.
Kalenga was a member of the Johannesburg Hub of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community, an organisation of inspiring young individuals who work together to make a strategic and grassroots impact on their communities through dialogue, policy contributions and partnerships.
He is the author of Ladders and Trampolines, a book that shares anecdotes and experiences about working and doing business in Africa.
Musa Kalenga is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who is passionate about using technology to empower the digitally invisible.
- BUSINESS REPORT