Lawrence Zikusoka is Founder and ICT Director at CTPH. He has more than 15 years of international cross-function experience in the telecom industry with a special focus on emerging markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Lawrence was inspired to set up the 1st award winning CTPH Telecenters in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (2006) and Queen Elizabeth National Park (2007) based on his ICT volunteer experience with United Nations Information Technology Service at UNDP Hub in Orissa, India (2003).
In 2006, Lawrence Zikusoka was awarded the Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Award at Stanford University, USA. CTPH Telecenter at Bwindi was a Finalist at the Stockholm Challenge Award (2006) and Winner, World Summit Awards for Inclusion and Empowerment (2007).
Lawrence has since served as Advisor, Gorilla Conservation Coffee, a CTPH social enterprise that supports smallholder farmers around Bwindi, home to the endangered mountain gorillas.
CTPH representative for One Health National Disease Communications System, Uganda.
Project and Program Manager at Ericsson for Tigo Rwanda, Djezzy Algeria, Zain South Sudan, STC Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, DU United Arab Emirates, Airtel Nigeria, Telma Madagascar, MTN Congo and MTN Uganda accounts.
Advisor, Youth Peacemaker Network with UNESCO, PeaceEarth, Ericsson and Zain, South Sudan.
Advisor, Refugee Connectivity Pilot with GSMA, UNHCR, Ericsson and MTN, Uganda.
Expert Panel, WSIS World Summit Award at United Nations ITU, Switzerland.
International Telecommunications Policy (MS Graduate) Researcher, UN Mission in Kosovo.
Co-Founder, Mobile Monday (MoMo) Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Co-Founder and CEO, International Airtime Top Up. The service allows people and businesses to access International Airtime, Mobile Money and Bank Transfers or Cash Pick Up in over 150 destination countries supported.
Lawrence holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from State University of New York Institute of Technology, USA. He has attended the Executive Education in Social Entrepreneurship program at INSEAD Business School, France.