About Us

About Extensia

Supporting the sustainable growth of telecoms and ICT in Africa.

Extensia connects people! As individuals we have an intimate knowledge of the African Telecoms and ICT markets and as a team we support the sustainable growth of the Telecoms and ICT ecosystem across the continent. Since 2002 we have built strong relationships as trusted advisors to governments, regulators, service providers, major end users and solution providers to the industry.

Extensia Events are intimate gatherings of key decision makers. Our clients are either seeking solutions, developing strategies or establishing insights into best practices. Personally invited clients share their solution requirements and we invite the companies who can deliver the best solutions according to the needs of our cleients. We also actively seek the solutions and business models which support the evolution of the market which our guests may not be aware of. Through Extensia Events, our guests have the opportunity to assess new technologies and best practices across various sectors and countries across the continent and to connect and engage with peers partners and solution providers. Of course solution providers gain valuable access to key decision makers and strengthen relationships with existing clients through our event platforms

Extensia Bridge is an innovative service which offers our clients access to services and solutions which we have personally developed through a unique portfolio of preferred solution partners. Companies we have worked with previously, who have innovative solutions, services and business models which we feel are a great fit for the unique requirements of the African markets. Our solution areas cover but are not limited to:

Consulting and advisory services ׀ Legal, Finance and Investment ׀ Data Management and Digital Strategy ׀ Rural and Under-served Area connectivity ׀ Network Auditing ׀ Network Rollout and Engineering Works ׀ Infrastructure Investment ׀ Outsourced Business Development ׀ National Broadband Strategy Development ׀ Innovation Centres ׀ Network QoS Measurement etc.

 E3+P  is Extensia’s exclusive collaboration with international Executive and Corporate Education providers Rib & Wit, to offer a premier digital leadership programme. The five modules in the programme can be taken individually or in any combination of 1, 2,3,4 or all 5 modules in any order of preference. In just a few months, organisations will be able to tackle their markets with renewed capacity and confidence, backed by a range of global best practices as well as methodologies tuned to the African marketplace. The modules cover key business areas which will transform today’s companies into tomorrow’s leaders via holistic innovation, emerging technologies, and customer engagement excellence.:

Business Transformation in Practice for Digital Leaders

Intrapreneur Strategy Execution in a Digital Africa

Customer Experience Management for Service Providers

Innovation Practices for African Digital Businesses

Blockchain impact in Emerging Markets



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.

Tom Corke

Extensia Bridge Associate Partner

Tom is responsible for coordinating across Partners and Associates to develop the Extensia Bridge Programme. Tom has over 40yrs in the Telecoms and ICT sector internationally covering fixed, mobile, ISP, Data Centres, software, Project Management and Financing. Having worked for some of the biggest names in the industry such as British Telecom, Saudi Telecom, Vodafone, Orange, Digicel, Celtel/Zain, Alcatel, Huawei, Nokia Siemens, Logica CMG, Atos Origin, CSC along with a number of entrepreneurial ventures in Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Tom is well positioned to provide knowledge and vendor management services to support client objectives.

Mounir Qalam

Extensia Bridge Associate Partner

An experienced International Executives who got field experience and competency in operational and strategic management within the telecoms sector.  He managed teams ranging from 15 to 2500 staff. With 30 years of experience in Senior Executive positions with global telecoms vendors and regional telecoms service providers, He has a well-established record in managing and deploying commercial operation within start-ups and restructure incumbent services providers and developed partnership between local and international firms in the telecoms sector in Europe, Asia, Middle-East, and Africa regions. He successfully opened up new geographical operation and launched new products and services in high growth and culturally diverse national markets.

A market development-oriented team builder and leader with strong focus on financial results

Walter Mhlongo

Extensia Bridge Partner

Walter has worked in senior executive roles in a number of countries and various market vertical. He has worked for multi-nationals in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa including

CEO Eneza Technologies, Uganda, COO Northern Engineering Works, Tanzania, CTIO Roshan, Afghanistan, Director Clickatel, Africa, Telco Solutions Executive IBM, Sub Saharan Africa

Walter worked in a Telco start-up; has developed teams and aligned IT to business, new product development especially mobile commerce

Specialties: Broad IT expertise; Deployment of ERP (SAP, MS-Dynamics AX & Oracle), Billing, BSS, Networking, Mobile Commerce, Vendor management, vendor management, project management and sponsorship,

Myles Freedman

Business Support Officer

Myles is Extensia’s Business Support Officer 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 for the delivery of Extensia’s events and online news service, which brings updated information on Africa’s telecoms and ICT industry, 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.

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.


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.

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