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Noomane Fehri

Board Member

Bio

Noomane has 30 years experience in leading international firms in Energy & Digital Technology, in 10 countries across Africa , Europe and Asia.

He is the former Minister of Digital Economy in Tunisia in 2015 & 2016,  known to be a reformer and a leader in the digital economy space. His mandate has initiated the emergence of a Tunisian Startups Ecosystem which Noomane decided to support through the “Technology Payment card” & the “Startup Act” Law.  A law that inspired more than 10 African countries to stimulate their entrepreneurship ecosytem. Noomane is often referred to as the father of the Startup Act movement.

He was elected in 2011 as a member of the Tunisian Constituent Assembly to write a new constitution for the country. He was then re-elected to the subsequent Assembly of People’s Representatives in 2014 and served as Minister of Digital economy.

Since 2017, he is the Managing Partner of ODF (OurDigitalFuture) a company focused on developing Innovation Ecosystems development and digital transformation as well as on Building public policy, Innovation. ODF founded and run the first privately run Incubator in Tunisia B@Labs, and was essential in developing the Incubation and acceleration hubs in North Africa.

Noomane is a business Angel and active member of Africa Startup ecosystems.

He is currently:

  • CEO of ODF managing technoriat.com accelerator
  • Member of the Investment committee of Oman Technology Fund otf.om
  • President of the Maghreb Business Angel Network mdban.org
  • President of the board of Novation City (a profitable public private technopole in Tunisia ) – novationcity.com/
  • Advisor to the steering committee of SmartAfrica Alliance www. smartafrica.org/
  • High Commissioner for the World Business Angel Forum responsible for Digital transformation. wbaforum.org
  • Member of the board of Enda a microfinance institution who served 1 Million customesr and has 450 000 active customers www. endatamweel.tn/
  • He is also advisor to international development institutions on entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystems building ( WorldBank, BADEA, …)

Noomane received the following Honors:

  • 2014 : Medal of the order of Merit from President of Tunisia
  • 2015 : Commander of the order of Freedom from President of Portugal
  • 2015: Commander of the order of the North Star from King of Sweden

Noomane has a master’s degree in Geophysics from ENS-ULM and an engineering degree from French Petroleum Institute.  He is married with 3 children.

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