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.

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.

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.


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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