H Sama Nwana

H Sama Nwana

Managing Partner, Cenerva Ltd UK


Professor H Sama Nwana is Managing Partner of Cenerva Ltd, a boutique training-led consultancy on all TMT regulatory across emerging markets based in London. He is a regular speaker across Africa, Americas, Europe, and Asia – and has consulted/trained for the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, ICASA, the World Bank, and MTN. Being African, he is passionate about connecting Africa’s/ASEAN’s millions of unconnected through a combination of entrepreneurial, commercial, regulatory, and policy instruments.

Nwana was Group Director & COO at Ofcom (the esteemed UK converged TMT regulator), where he ran UK’s Spectrum Policy. Nwana oversaw the UK 4G auction, 3G Liberalisation as well as the implementation of the UK Digital Switchover Policy programme. He was Founding CEO of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (2014-16). He was MD/DG at Arqiva (2005-09) and prior was MD/DG at Quadriga Worldwide Ltd (2001-2004). He was also an VC investor for a short time and is a lapsed university academic too. He was Senior Manager at BT plc.

He is Full Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde (UK) and other higher institutes. Nwana has published an authoritative book entitled Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) for Emerging Economies: How to make TMT Improve Developing Economies for the 2020s – published in April 2014.

His company Cenerva Ltd has recently acquired Interconnect Communications (ICC) Training/TRMC (Telecoms Regulatory Master Class) assets which are based in Bath UK – the Bath ICC TRMC- See www.icc-uk.com. Prof Nwana and Cenerva are trusted trainers of Regulators/Operators across the globe.