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Sophia Bekele is a business and corporate executive and writer. She is the founder and CEO of CBS International, SbCommunications Network - SbCNet, in Ethiopia. In 2002 was awarded a bid for a government contract to build an integrated information network infrastructure for the Ethiopian Parliament. She was also an elected member of the ICANN Council of the GNSO (Generic Names Supporting Organization), which advises on global internet policy. She has served on United Nations-sponsored committees, such as the UNECA-sponsored African Information Society Initiative (AISI), where she represents the private sector in discussions about the economic development of Africa. Sophia is also involved with the creation of policies towards bridging the economic gap between Africa and other economies, through the use of Information and communication technologies (ICT).
Noted For:Founder and CEO of CBS International, a private California-based firm engaged in technology transfer to emerging economies.
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