Osama Manzar

Country: 
India
Position and Company: 
Founder, Digital Empowerement Foundation

Osama is a social entrepreneur spearheading the mission to overcome the information barrier between India’s rural sector, and the developed society, through Digital Empowerment Foundation.

In 2003, he launched India’s first award for choosing the best e-content practices in India and South Asia. Osama is the Chairman of the Manthan Award for Best e-Content for Development and the chairman and founder of the mBillionth Award.

He has authored titles like “e-Content: Voices from the Ground”, “Internet Economy of India” and “India’s Best e-Contents”. Osama is member of the WSA Board of Directors. He has been a part of the Professional Social Entrepreneurship Program by Social-Impact International. Osama has worked at Computerworld, Hindustan Times and started the software company 4Cplus. He is a physics graduate and post graduate in Journalism.

He also studied Advanced IT Management Programme at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. For more information, visit the Digital Empowerement Foundation web site.