Dr. Charles Lebon Mberi Kimpolo is the Bilingual Senior Program Manager, leading the Industry Initiative at the Global Network Secretariat of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS). He is a passionate scientist, technologist and change agent with over 10 years of industry experience in data analysis, business intelligence and project management. Charles’s industry experience also includes skills in teaching and scientific research in the field of Computational and Applied Mathematics. He also has hands-on experience in Agile software development, delivery, consulting and client engagement working in Africa, the USA and Asia.
Charles is passionate about Education, especially for the African youth. He persistently seeks opportunities to use technology and promote excellence in Quality Education in Africa. It is widely recognised on the continent that poor education and lack of access to technology are major stumbling blocks to economic competitiveness and social equality. As feeder subjects for a career in IT, the low quality of maths and science education in Africa is alarming. With this in mind, Charles launched the Young African Technologists (YAT) initiative that is aimed at promoting education through technology in underprivileged African communities. During his 2-year stay in India, Charles supported African students through the Knowledge Sharing Campaign (KSC) that he founded to empower the African student diaspora and reverse brain drain.