Kenyan American media and technology entrepreneur Isis Nyong’o Madison who is a principal at strategic advisory firm Asphalt & Ink was previously with InMobi, Google and MTV in Africa. She is also a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group.
Isis holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. She was chosen as one of “Africa’s Top 20 Youngest Power Women” by Forbes and has made her mark scaling media and digital businesses across the continent over the past decade. As MD of Africa for InMobi, Isis quickly became recognized as a global thought leader on mobile advertising in Africa.
Prior to InMobi, Isis specialized in mobile and local content partnerships at Google and led MTV Network’s commercial entry into Africa as a founding member of that team.
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She has also been named as one of the top 40 women under 40 in Kenya for several years as well as on IT News Africa’s Top 10 Women in ICT and Africa’s most powerful women in tech 2013. She serves on the board of the Mango Tree Orphan Trust in Kenya. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012.
Isis is related to politician Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, Yale professor Tavia Nyong’o and Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o.