Speaker profile


  • Mr Erik Childerhouse
    Principal Consultant
    Avanti Communications Group


Erik Childerhouse delivers applied technology projects to the most marginalised areas of sub-Saharan Africa using high speed satellite connectivity in Education, eHealth, FinTech and Agri-technology. He is most proud of ECO, a ground-breaking initiative to get Every Child (and community) Online in Africa in a sustainable way.
Before his role at Avanti, he has worked for the British Government as Senior Trade and also had his own successful online business which he sold.

Since 2016 he Chairs the Innovation Alliance for the Varkey Foundation. The Varkey Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established to improve the standards of education for underprivileged children throughout the world.
He is a keen hands-on committed strategist and project manager with a can-do attitude, who works tirelessly to foster collaboration, integrity and excellent stakeholder relationships. He considers himself a European Citizen and is an extremely pro-EU. He is a family man with 3 wonderful children.

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