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Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo

Intel
Director, Government Affairs Africa & EMEA CTO Liaison

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Dr. Bienvenu Agbokponto Soglo is the Director, Government Affairs Africa & EMEA CTO Liaison at Intel Corporation. In his current role, Dr Agbokponto Soglo is responsible for developing policy strategies and advocating for favorable government policies, regulations, and standards to support Intel's business interests in Africa. He leads the policy and government affairs work in Africa in areas such as 5G, broadband, artificial intelligence, privacy and security and other digital transformation policies. In addition, he also leads engagements with Universities, Research Institutions, NGOs in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); for research focused on emerging technologies and projects/initiatives at the intersection of policy and technology.

He has more than 15 years’ experience and a strong track record working in the ICT and telecommunication industry with expertise in mobile telecommunication technologies, global and regional spectrum policy, broadband strategy, corporate social responsibility, as well as governmental ICT policies across Africa. Before joining Intel Corporation in 2018, Dr Agbokponto Soglo worked at Qualcomm for more than 10 years, first as Staff Engineer then as Government Affairs Director for West and Central Africa. Prior to that, he worked at Huawei Technologies as Wireless Product Manager.

He has published several technical papers on Network Control Systems in International Journals and Conferences, including in the European Journal of Control. He has also presented at many international forums, conferences and meetings across the globe including at the WTO and the ITU; and held leadership positions in ITU-R Working Party 5D; and is the Vice Chair of the GSA ATU Spectrum team.

Dr. Agbokponto Soglo holds a Ph.D. degree in Control Science & Engineering from Beijing Tsinghua University (2005), an MSc in Control Theory & Control Engineering from Dalian University of Technology (2002), and a BSc in Automatic Control from Dalian Maritime University (1999), China. He has excellent proficiency in English, French and Mandarin.