Barbara Mallinson


Barbara Mallinson

Chief Executive

Barbara Mallinson is the CEO of Obami, a digital learning solutions company. She has been identified by UNESCO as one of 21 young people changing the world, while the likes of CNN, Forbes, Business Insider and the Financial Mail have recognised her as one of Africa’s top entrepreneurs and women in business. Mallinson, who holds a number of local and international advisory board roles, has also been recognised as a Top 5 SA IT Personality (by IT Web Africa), a Top Woman in ICT (by the South African Communications Forum) and one of the “Inspiring Fifty” (by the Consulate of the Netherlands). Although based in Johannesburg, Mallinson presents her views on learning, technology and social entrepreneurship across the globe.


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