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 includingΒ 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 amongs.

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, developer challenges and talks. I also led membership recruitment, mentoring and resource mobilisation efforts.