Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative. Originally trained as an Electronic and Electrical Engineer at Obafemi Awolowo University. Sesan completed Executive Education programs at Lagos Business School, New York Group for Technology Transfer, Oxford University, Harvard University, Stanford University, Santa Clara University and University of the Pacific.
Sesan is a former member of the United Nations Committee of eLeaders on Youth and ICT.
He is a CyberStewards Fellow, Crans Montana Forum Fellow, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, Ashoka Fellow,Our Common Future and Cordes Fellow.
Sesan served as a member of the Presidential committees on Harmonization of Information Technology, Telecommunications and Broadcasting Sectors (2006), and Roadmap for the Achievement of Accelerated Universal Broadband Infrastructure and Services Provision (2013),
Sesan has written five books and numerous published works.
He completed work on his first attempt at an autobiography, In My Own Words, in 2009 and it was published by London-based Imprimata Publishers.
Some of his published works include Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians, Echoes From Ajegunle: Stories of Transformed Lives, From Small Steps to Giant Leap ICTs for Development: A Social Entrepreneur’s Perspective, Ajegunle.org: Changing Ajegunle, 25 Youths at a time] and Social Enterprise in Africa: An Emerging Concept in an Emerging Economy[