Deborah Okenla

Entrepreneur, advisor, consultant, and investor.

Deborah Okenla is an entrepreneur, advisor, consultant, and investor. She is the CEO of YSYS: an organization providing employment opportunities for diverse talent in technology, working alongside partners, Lego Ventures, Niantic, Mayor of London, Atomico Innovate UK and more to provide access to opportunities for 100,000 diverse individuals by 2023.

She has been named Computer Weekly Rising Women in Tech of 2020, and respectfully, in 2019 and 2018, listed as The UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology by the FT.

Deborah sits on the Advisory Board for Coders of Colour, DCMS Digital Council, Telecoms Supply Chain Diversification Advisory Council and No.10 Innovation Fellowship Programme.
Outside of her roles, Deborah is an angel investor and enjoys mentoring fellow community organisers and sharing advice for first-time CEO’s through her newsletter FSuite.