Moctar Yedaly

Head @ Former Head of Information Society, AUC

Moctar Yedaly is a PHD Candidate, Telecom and Computers Engineer with an MBA in international Business. He is graduated from George Washington University, Amity University and Institute of Informatics. He has more than 20 years of International experience in Networks management, resources evaluation and policy preparation. After many years in Telecom industry in the USA and in Africa, Moctar led the Information Society department within the African Union Commission – an Intergovernmental organization with HQ in Ethiopia – from 2007 to 2021.

In this capacity he led key Programs and Projects including the drafting and adoption of the African Union Convention on Cybersecurity and Personal Data Protection, the preparation of the first ever report on Cybersecurity trends in Africa, the creation of the AU Cybersecurity Expert Group. He is a thought leader in digital transformation and convergence of disruptive technologies.

His achievements are well known in Africa and around the world. He led the drafting and adoption of the AU Digital Transformation Strategy 2020 -2030, the implementation of the African Internet Exchange Systems (AXIS). He is the father of the delegation of the Dot Africa Domain Name. His expertise is regularly sought in high-level panels where he focuses on the implementation of innovative responses to address Digital Economy issues.

Moctar is currently leading the assessment of the Digital Transformation in Ethiopia and Cybersecurity Capacity Building Programs in Africa on behalf of several international Institutions.