Madam Cina Lawson
Minister of Posts, Digital Economy and Technological Innovation
Republic of Togo
Cina Lawson is Minister of Posts, Digital Economy and Technological Innovations of Togo. She works actively on issues related to digital transformation, youth empowerment and a variety of innovation-driven projects in Togo and across Africa.
Cina is leading Togo through an inclusive and profound transition to the digital economy. Under her leadership, the government has financed broadband deployment throughout several institutions, including all of the country’s public universities. She is a vocal advocate for new and unconventional solutions leading to the financial inclusion of underserved populations. She is known for increasing and diversifying private sector participation in the telecoms industry.
She started her career as a consultant specializing in telecommunications policy and regulation at the World Bank in Washington DC. She then worked for Alcatel-Lucent in Paris before joining Orange's Business Development Department in New York City.
In 2012, Cina Lawson was elected a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum in Davos. She is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.