Chris is an Architect, writer, and former radio presenter. As a new-age creative, he is driven by a burning desire to showcase the beauty in the everyday things within Nigeria and Africa. He holds a Bachelors’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Minna, Nigeria. However, this has not dimmed his desire to explore his passions. Previously, he had volunteered as a radio presenter at the community radio station on Campus. Through this, he honed his talents as an OAP, getting involved in the lives of the local community with Minna and its environs. He is making inroads into the building and real estate industry in Abuja, Nigeria. While working as an Architect, Chris still finds time to pursue other interests like being a contributing writer to Earth and Edifice, an upcoming Architectural and Lifestyle magazine. He is also an active participant in Cryptocurrency and believes in its ability to usher in a new financial paradigm for African youths.
Davidson is a partner at AELEX, a full service commercial law firm with offices in Nigeria and Ghana. His areas of special interest include financial technology (fintech), business regulatory compliance, intellectual property, international business, securities & corporate finance. He has over fifteen years experience in advising established businesses and startups in different areas of law and management. He has also invested in a number of tech startups and serves as an angel investor/advisor to a number of companies. Davidson led the team that drafted the Nigeria Startup Bill and was a member of the Securities & Exchange Committee that was set-up to craft a framework for the use of fintech in Nigeria’s capital market. He is consistently ranked in leading legal directories such as Chambers & Partners Global Who’s Who Legal, Fintech Guide, Legal 500, WTR 1000, IP Stars and Chambers Global.
Techprenuer & Founder/CEO
Khalil is a Nigerian tech expert, a thought leader, and a well-versed entrepreneur. He is the Founder of the Center for Civic, Welfare and Community Development (CWCD Africa) – a non-governmental organization focused on contributing positively to Health, Education, and Climate Change. Khalil is also the CEO of ShapShap, an on-demand delivery service, and Founder/Board Chairman of The CANs, an eco-friendly tech hub focused on leveraging technology for social change. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community and a mentor for the Founder Institute. He is an active participant in the Mo Ibrahim Annual Conference. Over the years, he has cultivated and supported more than three startups in emerging markets, changing Africa’s technology narrative. Khalil has a reputation for questioning the existing status quo. With so much done, and yet more to achieve, Khalil is determined to inspire the next generation of mavericks that will see Africa grow to meet the ranks continentally.