Mathew Chigwende

Head of Data Networks: Liquid Telecom

Mathew Chigwende is the Head of Data Network at Liquid Telecom. He has over 15 years experience in Telecoms.

He started as a graduate Engineer at TelOne in Zimbabwe and in 2002 joined Econet as Technical and Support Manager for its Ecoweb Brand – responsible for building the network into one of the biggest ISPs in Zimbabwe. In 2006, Mathew moved to UK and joined BT as a Project Engineer working on MPLS and Financial Extranet projects.

In 2009, Mathew joined Liquid Telecom in London to spearhead a new exciting project involving connecting the vast fibre builds into a pan African MPLS network. He currently holds the post of Head of Data Networks, responsible for core network support and optimization, and group wide network project implementations.

Mathew was educated at University of Zimbabwe where he obtained a BSc in Engineering and later an MBA. He holds a number of Cisco professional certifications.

Mathew is married and lives with his wife and three children in Kent, UK.

He is a member of AfPIF Program Committee.