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Dele Ajisomo joins WITSA board

Nigerian techpreneur and the chief executive officer of Mandriva Africa, Mr. Dele Ajisomo has been elected to serve on the board of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), under the auspices of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), reports ITRealms.

ITAN was established in 1991 as Microcomputer Vendors Association of Nigeria (MiVAN) following visionary initiative of Mr. Tayo Adeniyi, elsewhile Managing Director, Worldwide Computers Ltd, before its initial transition into Computer Vendors Association of Nigeria (CoVAN) and lately, the Information Technology (Industry) Association of Nigeria (ITAN) in year 2000.

Confirming this to ITRealms, Mr. Ajisomo who is currently a council member of ITAN and also the National President, Open Source Foundation of Nigeria (OSFON), declared, “Yes, I have just been elected to serve on the board of WITSA for the next two years.”

ITRealms reports that Ajisomo’s election into WITSA board came at the 2016 General Assembly of the Alliance which saw a new chairperson also emerging in person of Ms. Yvonne Chiu of the Information Service Industry Association of Chinese Taipei (CISA).

Both were elected alongside over 15 other directors of WITSA, cutting across regions of the world and their tenure will elapse by October 2018.

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