Roseline Ilori

Founder & CEO

Roseline is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridge57 Solutions Limited,  she possesses close to two decades of experience in the Technology Space with vast experience in Information Systems, Telecommunications, Product Development, Mobile and Technology Product Development. Roseline, a business strategist and a technology entrepreneur has implemented diverse business initiatives and products for several organizations, NGOs, and government parastatals using strategic foresights, drive and determination.

Prior to founding Bridge57, Roseline served for five years as the Chief Executive Officer of MTech Communications Plc., the pioneer and leading Mobile Value Added Service Provider in Nigeria, a company that operates in eleven countries in Africa. In the course of this role, the company partnered with several international and local organisations in developing top-notch products and services leveraging on mobile technology and others.

Roseline served as EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Board Director for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), the global trade body that acts as an impartial and authoritative champion for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. She also served on the Steering Board of Wireless Application Service Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN). She is the Executive Secretary and a pioneer Director of Realize Africa, a not-for profit, pro-African organization with a vision to empower the youths to be visionary, principled, daring and successful contributing members of the African and global economies. Roseline received the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development’s Women Digital Awards of “Digital Woman of The Year 2018”. She was listed on YNaija’s PowerList 2017 for Technology as one of The Most Powerful Young Persons under the Age of 40 who are getting things done in the brave new world of technology in Nigeria.

Roseline completed the Stanford University’s programme – Stanford Seed Business Transformation Programme in August 2017. A Certified Cisco Security Professional (CCSP), she is a graduate of Computer Engineering from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, she holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with Specialization in Marketing and has also attended several trainings and business transformation programmes. She speaks at several events both locally and internationally.

She is the Convener of The Thriving Entrepreneurs’ Club – an organization working with and supporting young entrepreneurs in Africa; she is a Steering Committee Member of Stanford Seed Global Technology Group. She mentors young entrepreneurs. She is a member of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ); Women Entrepreneurs Connect International (WConnect), as well as Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Women.

Roseline has trained several entrepreneurs at different fora. She is a business strategist and technology enthusiast who loves speaking and encouraging the young people to be better than they are or ever imagined.