About Austin Madinga

MY SHORT BIO

Austin Madinga

I am an entrepreneur, marketer 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, marketing, online and content solutions across multiple platforms and formats for clients in government, private and non-profit sectors.

I am also an avid blogger writing about technology, society and entrepreneurship.

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.

I am a director of mHub, a technology and innovation hub based in Lilongwe. I have been an active member of the Malawi IT community where I helped revive the IT Association of Malawi.

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.

NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

Successfully delivered solutions for clients includingย AHL Group, Malawi Leaf Company, AHL Commodities Exchange, Tilitonse Fund, St Andrewโ€™s International High School, Graham Carr, Ufulu Gardens Hotel, EPOS Health Management and Mount Sinai International School amongs.

Director of mHub, Malawiโ€™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 Malawiโ€™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, developer challenges and talks. I also led membership recruitment, mentoring and resource mobilisation efforts.