About Us

About Extensia

Supporting the sustainable growth of telecoms and ICT in Africa.

Extensia is an elite group of senior professionals who have brought skills from multiple industry sectors and championed them together to support the sustainable growth of telecoms and ICT in Africa and we do this by providing information and resources which support key decision makers in making valuable connections and the right decisions first time.

We approach our work as consultants and as trusted advisors to Governments, Regulators, Service providers, Major end users and Technology solution provider companies. We connect people, enable business and provide information resources that support the growth of Telecoms and ICT in Africa.


Through our exclusive Business Summits, we align programmes with industry objectives, policy best practices and technology developments. Through a process of personal selection and invitation, we ensure the events are attended by key decision makers who can drive growth and development. A unique blend of Policy Makers, Regulators and Major End Users, ensures key issues are reviewed and addressed from every angle.


Solution providers are carefully selected and invited to ensure alignment with the needs of the attending VIP delegates, making business meetings a vital benefit for delegates looking for solutions and vendors wanting to engage with key decision makers in Africa. We enable a variety of engagement opportunities from thought leadership, information gathering, brand awareness and direct engagement opportunities.


As a VIP delegate at an Extensia event, we will help you to identify the sessions which will be of most value to you and the people who you should meet, helping you address your objectives and most pressing challenges.


As a solution provider, we will establish how to improve brand exposure, market intelligence or direct connections with key decision makers in private business meetings with people who are interested in doing business with you.



Tariq H Malik

Chief Executive Officer

Tariq H Malik is Extensia’s Chief Executive Officer and drives the direction of the company to ensure we stay aligned to our objective of supporting the growth and development of ICT in Africa. Over many years working with very high level decision makers, Tariq has strong connections with global decision makers and is able to leverage these connections to ensure Extensia stays in touch with industry stakeholders. Tariq previously has held senior management roles with the GSM Association and Euro Money.

Adrian Hall

Chief Operating Officer

Adrian Hall is Extensia’s Chief Operating Officer and ensures the company strategy and process align with the corporate vision. Adrian keeps close communications with Ministers, Regulators and CxOs from Africa’s top operators, to keep abreast of the policy, regulatory and service delivery objectives and growth requirements of the sector. Adrian has previously held senior management roles with World Trade Group and World Summit Organization.

Pauline King

Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs

Pauline King is Extensia’s Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs and dedicates her time to speaking with minister’s, regulators and government end users to ensure feedback from clients is used to shape the development of the conference programmes. Pauline advises governments on who would benefit most from participating at the summit and also discusses national development plans to advise on areas where Extensia Bridge Associates can assist in developing strategic objectives and improving project management. Pauline has held senior roles at Pure Insight and at the University of Leeds.

Tom Corke

Extensia Bridge Associate Partner

Over the years Tom has developed an aptitude for delivering and running highly successful programmes, operations and businesses from ‘grass root beginnings’. Tom has knowledge of hardware and software solutions in the Telecom and IT business environment, combined with a strong project and risk management experience to create innovative business solutions and successfully deliver diverse projects and operations on time to very exacting standards.


A Telecom, IT and Management Professional with significant experience in delivering RESULTS on time and within budget.
Demonstrated successful establishment of professional teams and services
Business Manager with ability to build confidence in customers, suppliers, partners and most of all the staff and management teams’
Organisational excellence. Simple and Effective Communication.
Creative with a passion for professionalism, and customer satisfaction



Myles Freedman

Business Development Manager

Myles Freedman is Extensia’s Business Development Manager responsible for ensuring the entire Extensia team is informed and updated on major industry developments and helps the team to react quickly to change. Myles is also responsible for much of Extensia’s public facing communications through our social media challenges and most importantly, Myles is responsible the delivery of Extensia’s online news service, which brings updated information on Africa’s telecoms and ICT news stories on a daily basis, filtering through to the most important stories and sharing them across our website and social media sites. Myles has held senior positions at Azlan, TechData and Rocom.


Katrina Chalupka

Business Development Manager

Katrina Chalupka is Extensia’s Business Development Manager and is responsible for developing the private sector participation at Extensia Summits. Katrina speaks with operators and major corporations to discuss their ICT and telecom objectives and challenges and ensures Extensia’s event programmes support private sector development. Katrina, has developed close relations with CxO’s across Africa and through careful selection, she is able to craft unique and very high level delegations for each of Extensia’s events.


Ian Anderson

Business Development Exec - Extensia Bridge

Ian is responsible for aligning Extensia’s solutions with their clients’ and Extensia-Bridge partners needs. Whether it is aligning commercial attendance packages at Extensia events with vendor and solution provider business development objectives or aligning Extensia Bridge partner solutions with government and private sector client requirements and growth objectives, Ian utilises his many years of experience, working as a solution provider as an end-user and as an industry association leader, to ensure Extensia maintains its’ position as a trusted adviser and valued resource provider to the industry.

Yoadan Tilahun

Events Coordinator

Extensia has a strategic partnership with Flawless Events of Ethiopia for the development of operations and coordination activities for Extensia events.

Flawless Events is led by Yoadan Tilahun, an experienced hospitality industry professional with an innately hospitable personality, passion for perfection, flare for creativity, and drive for excellence.  With over 10 years of event management experience, Yoadan has established Flawless Events as the leading corporate event firm in Ethiopia, with increasing presence around the African continent. Yoadan holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business and is fluent in Amharic, English, and French, and conversational in Spanish.

Dr. Madanmohan Rao

Conference Chair and Consulting Partner

Extensia has a strategic partnership with Dr. Madanmohan Rao for the delivery of our summit programmes, Madan is a true globetrotter but has his base in India.

Dr. Madanmohan Rao, a consultant and writer from Bangalore, is research projects director at MobileMonday, research director at YourStory.in, and research advisor at the Asian Media Information and Communication centre (AMIC). He is the editor of five book series: The Asia Pacific Internet Handbook, The Knowledge Management Chronicles, AfricaDotEdu, Global Citizen and World of Proverbs. He is also editor-at-large of DestinationKM and contributor to the Poynter Institute blog on new media trends. Madan was on the international editorial board of the book, Transforming e-Knowledge.

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