Lanre Kolade

CEO, CSquared


Lanre Kolade joins CSquared from Vodacom, where he spent 10 years in various executive roles, including MD of the West, East, Central Africa & South East Africa Regions as well as leading Vodacom Business in Nigeria.

He has 21 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, spanning both francophone and anglophone Africa. As a way of accepting the offer he

CSquared started as a project within Google to build and operate open-access broadband infrastructure in Africa, increasing access to reliable and affordable internet on the continent.

In 2017, Google entered into a joint venture agreement to bring onboard three new shareholders, with deep experience in the ICT space in Africa: investment firm, Convergence Partners, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Japanese based, Mitsui & Co. To date, cumulative capital commitments for expansion stand at $100-million.