FEBRUARY 4TH - 8TH 2019
STORIES: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility

Simon Kolawole

Simon Kolawole

CEO, Cable Newspaper limited

Simon Kolawole is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cable Newspaper, publishers of The Cable, a start-up online newspaper.
The Cable Newspaper Ltd according to Simon Kolawole was established “to deliver knowledge-driven journalism in the pursuit of Nigeria’s progress” with the mandated to drive the vision through online journalism. It aims to be the most respected online newspaper out of Africa
Until June 2012, he was Editor of THISDAY, regarded as Nigeria’s most influential newspaper. In 2009, Kolawole was named one of Africa’s Next Generation of Leaders by The Banker, a publication of the Financial Times.
He is also a 2010 Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development Fellow. Simon holds a BSc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos in Nigeria and an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom.