Ime Archibong

Ime is director-level with a global scope at Facebook. Since joining Facebook in 2010, Ime has spent countless hours focused on ensuring that it was the best company for him to work for – which includes building a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Specifically, he has been working on a number of projects including participating in the early strategy discussions about diversity as business strength, officially launching the Black Employee Resource Group at Facebook, helping to hire a few key people who now official lead Facebook’s global diversity efforts and as the company grows, being intentional about building programs and creating space to ensure there is a strong black community at Facebook.
Ime is currently excited about the good work that has been done through the Internet.org initiative to help close the connectivity gap around the world. From his point of view, the work being done to connect the historically unconnected will have a non-trivial impact on the lives of BAME people. To date, Facebook’s Free Basics App, which is part of the broader Internet.org efforts, has launched in over three dozen countries around the world and brought 25M people online, who, from estimates, otherwise would not have been online. The regions of the world where the 4.1B people who haven’t used the internet before are located, mainly consist of BAME people, giving many access to information and learning tools that will enable them to improve their lives and the live of their community.