H.E. Cina LAWSON

Minister of Post and Digital Economy, Togo

Togolese politician Cina Lawson has held two ministerial roles, and is credited with introducing several changes to the Togo’s infrastructure including opening the door to other Internet players, a move that helped to bring costs down. From May 2010, she was Togo’s post and telecommunications minister, first under the government of Gilbert Houngbo and then Kwesi Ahoomey-Zuna; she was appointed as minister of post and digital economy in September 2013.
Prior to this, Ms Lawson was a manager of corporate strategy and business development at the France Telecom/Orange Group in New York City and at Alcatel-Lucent in Paris.
Her career in telecommunications began at the World Bank in Washington DC where she focused on regulatory reforms for developing nations.
A graduate of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Ms Lawson was named a 2012 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.