Joseph Nsengimana is the executive director of D&I policy, strategy, and external partnership at Intel Corporation. In this role, Joseph is responsible for setting the strategy, policy and external partnerships to reach the diversity and inclusion commitments that Intel set for itself. He is also responsible for implementing all pathway development Initiatives funded through the $300 million Diversity in Technology Fund that Intel established in January 2015, to reach full representation of women and underrepresented minorities at Intel by 2020, and to promote diversity in the technology and the gaming sectors.
Prior to this role, Joseph was the director of programs and strategic alliances at the Intel Foundation where he was responsible for all the programs funded by the foundation and supported innovative partnerships to develop technology solutions and education opportunities for girls and women, as well as programs targeting youth development.
As stronger supporter of girls’ education, Joseph co-initiated the US-Africa STEAM summer camp for girls, WiSci camp, that brought together 120 high school girls from US and eight African countries to Rwanda for a three week intensive program that exposes them high tech, art and culture, and presentation. More of these camps are planned, one in Peru this summer and another in East Africa next year.
From 2008 to 2012, Joseph was based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he held the role of director of corporate affairs group and strategic alliances in africa for Intel Corporation. In this role, he led a team responsible for government affairs, ICT and broadband policies, and CSR in Sub-saharan Africa. He advised and assisted governments, regulating agencies, and bilateral and multilateral development organizations on the use of technology to fast track development. As part of Intel education programs, Joseph and his team worked with 12 ministries of education in Sub-saharan Africa on their education transformation.
Joseph served on the technical advisory committee of the African Leadership in ICT project to build capacity and raising awareness of African leaders on the issues of knowledge society, ICT, education, science and technology, and innovations in support of EU-AU strategic partnership eight, and AUC action Plan; as well as on the ICT taskforce of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) where he co-initiated the African Ministerial Conference on ICT initiative, which is holding its second conference this year.
Joseph holds a BA and an MS in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University.