About Austin Madinga

Austin Madinga

I am an entrepreneur, marketer, content creator and storyteller. I help brands enhance their online visibility, increase conversions and enrich their customer engagement efforts. I have successfully delivered numerous branding, marketing, online and content solutions across multiple platforms and formats for clients in government, commercial and non-profit sectors.

I blog about technology, society and entrepreneurship with the occasional, unintended foray into politics.

I have worked in internet systems support, content development and programme management roles for MalawiNet Limited, NICO Technologies Limited, Celtel Malawi (now Airtel Malawi) and Malawi Economic Justice Network between 1999 and 2008.

I am a founding director of mHub, a technology and innovation hub based in Lilongwe. I successfully contributed to positioning it as a credible organisation both locally and internationally

I have excellent communication and people management skills having worked with diverse teams of professionals across multicultural settings and generations over the past two decades. I am an innovative thinker with an analytical approach to delivering solutions on-target, on-brief and on-budget.


I have successfully delivered solutions for clients including AHL Group, Malawi Leaf Company, AHL Commodities Exchange, St Andrew’s International High School, Ufulu Gardens Hotel, EPOS Health Management and Mount Sinai International School amongs.

I was an Africa Partner for Television for the Environment (TVE) where I researched and generated film ideas for the Africa Partner Network. I also translated film documentaries and distributed content to local broadcasters.

I was a team member that planned and successfully executed Malawi’s first ever TED event, TEDxLilongwe in May 2014.

I was the Lead of Google Developer Groups (GDG) Lilongwe where I led the planning and delivery of events including Barcamps, developer challenges and talks. I also led membership recruitment, mentoring and resource mobilisation efforts.

I have been an active member of the Malawi IT community where I helped revive the IT Association of Malawi.