Matt is the CEO and Co-founder of Ona - a Kenyan / US based social enterprise dedicated to ensuring equitable access to services to those who need them most. Matt was born in Cameroon, grew up in Senegal and has lived and worked in Africa for over 15 years. Prior to founding Ona, Matt served as the ICT Director for Modi Research Group at Columbia University and was the country director for the Geekcorps’ Mali program where his work focused on promoting ICT and information access in rural Mali. Matt is a PopTech! Social Innovation Fellow and was named to the 2010 Time 100 List for his technology work in Africa. He is a lecturer on ICT4D at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Ona was named a top 50 Genius Company by Time Magazine in 2018.