About Austin Madinga

Austin Madinga - marketer, designer & storyteller

MY SHORT BIO

I am a marketer, designer and storyteller. I help individuals, organisations and brands enhance their online visibility, increase conversions and enrich their customer engagement efforts. I have successfully delivered numerous branding, digital and content solutions across multiple platforms and format over the past two decades.

I am also an avid blogger.

I have worked in technical, programme management and content development roles for MalawiNet Limited, NICO Technologies Limited, Celtel Malawi (now Airtel Malawi) and Malawi Economic Justice Network between 1999 and 2008. From 2008 I have consulted on branding, digital, online and IT projects, a select portfolio of which is available on Behance.

I am a director of mHub, a technology and innovation hub based in Lilongwe. I cultivate relationships with partners for potential sponsorship and support for hub activities, provide support to emerging entrepreneurs incubating at mHub and identify areas of potential growth within the startup community.

Together with work and consultancy experience, I have excellent communication and people management skills having worked with diverse teams of professionals across multicultural settings and generations. I also have hands on experience in customer relationship management, content management, programme and partnership management, events planning, management and promotion, and managing systems change. I am an innovative thinker with an analytical approach to delivering solutions on-target, on-brief and on-budget.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Successfully delivered solutions for clients including AHL Group, Malawi Leaf Company, AHL Commodities Exchange, Tilitonse Fund, St Andrew’s International High School, Graham Carr, Ufulu Gardens Hotel, EPOS Health Management and Mount Sinai International School among many professionals, not-for-profits, large corporates and government agencies.

Director of mHub, Malawi’s first technology hub, where I successfully contributed to positioning it as a credible organisation, locally and internationally, enabling it to establish strong and healthy working relationships with organisations such as UNICEF.

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.

Team member that planned and successfully executed Malawi’s first ever TED event, TEDxLilongwe in May 2014.

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