Sophia Bekele is not your average entrepreneur. She cut her niche as a pioneer in ICT matters, when She started her career as an IT Auditor in MultiNational Fortune 500 Companies, such as Bank of America, California Bank and PriceWaerHouseCoopers in US, when Auditing technology platforms was an emerging field. Sophia is now an international entrepreneur, corporate governance & risk management specialist and an international policy advisor on ICT an development, as well as the founder of DotConnectafrica, an internet company that spans across Africa with her renowned and widely acclaimed “Yes2dotAfrica Campaign”.
Born and raised in Ethiopia, Sophia and her Sister moved to the US where she ended up pursuing computer and information systems for her undergrad degree. The serial entrepreneur – also knowna s ‘Addis Hilton’ – has worked for a number of multinational Fortune 500 companies and holds an MBA from Golden Gate University San Francisco. Her certifications in computer systems and corporate governance makes her one of the most sort after consultants and advisors.
Watch as Salim Amin of A24 Media gets the real scoop on who “Addis Hilton” is and what she does outside her professional career. She talks of her numerous interests and hobbies such as scuba diver, flying planes, her passion for the Opera, and her short career as a professional model, which she says was a sidekick to her too serious a career in IT Auditing. A very pleasant chat with Sophia Bekele.