Simon Kolawole

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cable Newspaper Ltd

Simon Kolawole is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cable Newspaper, publishers of The Cable, a start-up online newspaper. Until June 2012, he was Editor of THISDAY, regarded as Nigeria's most influential newspaper. When he was appointed Saturday Editor of THISDAY in August 2002, he was the youngest editor of a mainstream publication in Nigeria. Prior, he had been appointed Editor of TheWeek, a national weekly magazine. 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. Kolawole 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.