Jolomi Otumara is the Director, D0 Programs at Andela, a company focused on building high-performing engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Jolomi is responsible for the evolution, performance and scaling of Andela’s Trainee Learning Programs. The Programs are designed to prepare developers for real-world technology product work by creating an immersive learning experience facilitated by senior engineers and product managers. Jolomi joined Andela in September 2017. Before Andela, he was responsible for the product roadmap and vision of technology products at SlimTrader, a technology enabler for African businesses. His efforts helped the company raise $1.2M in 2015 after which he led product partnership initiatives across African countries. He has a strong design background with an emphasis on building products with great user experiences. Jolomi is passionate about the African technology ecosystem and spends some of his free time advising early stage startups. He has Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Lagos and Business Information Systems from Middlesex University, London.