ACCRA, Ghana – December 21, 2015 – Rancard, a leader in social recommendations technology for mobile advertising and ecommerce, today announced the appointment of Isis Nyong’o Madison to its board of directors.
Isis is a Principal at the strategic advisory firm Asphalt & Ink and the founder of leading women’s platform MumsVillage. She is a media and technology leader in Africa who has scaled businesses across the continent for Google, MTV and InMobi. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Business School. Isis has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of Africa’s most Powerful Women by Forbes.
“Isis is a great addition to the Rancard board and we trust that she will bring her rich experience from a career spanning digital content, internet and mobile advertising”, said Kofi Dadzie, CEO of Rancard. “We are thrilled to have her join as we develop Rancard’s focus in mobile advertising technology”.
Rancard also recently appointed to its board Folabi Esan, Managing Partner at Adlevo Capital, and earlier in 2015, Robert Mayberry, for Peninsula Capital.
Folabi has been with Adlevo Capital since its inception in 2008. Prior to Adlevo, he had over 20 years of diversified business experience holding positions at SAP, Bain & Company and Andersen Consulting in Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. He currently serves as President of the Nigerian-German Business Association and the Stanford Alumni Club of Nigeria.
Robert is a Managing Director with Cybertize Business Systems, a high technology consulting firm in the San Francisco Bay area. He has over 35 years of experience in general management and is a retired IBM Senior Executive with 22 years experience, having led IBM’s multi-million dollar technology innovation initiative for sub-Saharan Africa – 2007 to 2009.
Also on Rancard’s board are its co-founders Kofi Dadzie (CEO) and Ehizogie Binitie (CTO).
Rancard revolutionized mobile value added services through developing a carrier grade cloud-based service delivery platform in 2007, connecting global enterprises including Google, MTV, BBC, ESPN, VOA to telcos across 3 continents and 25 countries.
Today Rancard leads innovation in mobile advertising technology with social recommendations that enable brands, publishers and online retailers connect with relevant mobile audiences at a minimum acquisition cost.