Judges

William Conteh

William Conteh is a distinguished individual with a diverse and accomplished professional background. He is a serial entrepreneur, an educationist, a published author, and a dedicated private sector development specialist. William’s educational foundation includes an MBA degree. With a robust and impactful career, William has been actively engaged in numerous private sector

development initiatives and projects. His valuable contributions to the field have been recognized through his role as a consultant for the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. 

William has also demonstrated exceptional leadership in the academic arena. He is serving as the head of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), the premier business school in Sierra Leone. His commitment to educating the next generation of entrepreneurs is a testament to his passion for nurturing talent and innovation. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Entrepreneurship, with a research focus on Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Fragile States in Africa. His dedication to this challenging field not only demonstrates his commitment to academic excellence but also his desire to drive positive change in regions facing unique challenges.