Professor Isaias Barreto da Rosa is currently the CEO & Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Multisectoral Regulatory Agency of the Economy (ARME), Cape Verde. Prior to his current role, he served as the first ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Telecommunications & Information Technologies, from February 2014 to February 2018. In this capacity, he oversaw the development and deployment of policies as well as reliable and affordable Telecommunications, Postal and ICT services for ECOWAS institutions and the West African subregion at large.

Professor Isaias Barreto da Rosa concluded his postdoctoral training at Tallinn University, Estonia, addressing the issue of enabling mobile access to digital libraries in digital divide environments. He holds a PhD in Education and Human Development from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; a Master’s degree in Management Development from the Euro-Arab Management School, Granada, Spain; and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Isaias Barreto da Rosa is a Cisco Academy instructor, by the University of Central England, United Kingdom and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. Prior to joining the ECOWAS he worked as a Software developer at the Center for the Study of Information Problems at the Portuguese Catholic University, Portugal; researcher and lecturer at Tallinn University, Estonia; professor at Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde for 13 years, where he also assumed several other responsibilities such as head of the Department of Science and Technology, Director of the Technological Division, and Director of the Digital Education Lab.

Prof. Isaias Barreto da Rosa was also a consultant for Cape Verdean Government and institutions as well as several international organizations. He has lectured in several countries and has dozens of scientific papers published in scientific journals and proceedings of international conferences.