Titi Akinsanmi

Policy and Government Relations Lead for West & Francophone Africa, Google


Titi Akinsanmi is a Public Policy thought leader on the digital economy focused on shaping an enabling environment needed for innovation. She has spent the last two decades – globally – advising and delivering on laws and policies connecting the public, civil and private sector. Akinsanmi’s areas of expertise include discerning which, where, and how public policies are used to harness digital opportunities while mediating emerging tensions, building allies and addressing gaps.

Within Google Akinsanmi leads the West and Francophone Africa cluster, Academia regional and international policy institutions engagements and drives the work of the team as it pertains to privacy, identity & data protection, access, AI and digital governance.

Titi Akinsanmi served as a Berkman Klein Fellow from 2018 – 2020 (Faculty of Law, Harvard University); an advisory member for the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Digital Economy and also on the strategy and advisory team for WEF on Digital Identity. She sits on the board of nonprofits like the Yemi Shyllon Museum of Arts, Junior Achievement Nigeria, Afrilearn amongst others. I hold a Master’s Degree in Law specialising in Privacy and Cybersecurity (Osgoode Law School, York University) and a Masters in Public Policy & Development Management (University of Witswatersand).