Amara Nwankpa is the Director Public Policy Initiatives at the Shehu Musa Yar’adua foundation. He is responsible for managing and developing public policy projects and campaigns. Prior to working with Yar’adua foundation Amara worked with numerous international organizations including Accelon PTY LTD, where he was the Coordinator, and later became the Product Development Manager. He was the Internetworking/Telecommunication Consultant with Afripa Telecom Group where he administered commercial networking across 22 African countries. He also supervised and participated in the installation and commissioning of VSAT Internet gateways in seven (7) African countries: Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Tanzania and Benin, and administered VSAT Internet gateways in France.Amara Nwankpa was Head, Marketing and Communications of Galaxy Backbone Plc where he managed and coordinated all advertising and promotional activities, including market research to determine market requirements for existing and future products.Amara Nwankpa studied Electrical Electronics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.Amara is a huge fan of exercise and enjoys a marathon race to keep the body and mind in fine shape.