Pat is a serial technology entrepreneur with several very successful ventures in telecommunications and multi-media on his resume.
Pat founded Bicycles for Humanity many years ago and which has now delivered of over 155,000 bicycles to eleven countries in sub-Saharan Africa and trained technicians to maintain the bicycles. Built on this base, local communities have built self-sustained, local businesses maintaining and selling bicycles.
This experience has provided Pat with tremendous insight into how to empower the people of rural Africa.
The B4H Cycling Academy is the outgrowth of B4H and is furthering Pat's work of empowering Africans thru the mobility of a bicycle.
Pat received the MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL from Canada for his outstanding work developing, nurturing and expanding B4H and its work in Africa.
Most of you know me as the voice of the Tour de France along with that of Phil Liggett. what you might not know is that since the age of 7, I have lived in Uganda and I am a Ugandan citizen. As an ex-professional bike racer I understand the value of a bicycle so 12 years ago, I joined Pat and the rest of the Bicycles for Humanity team and we set about helping many in Africa enjoy the gift that the mobility of a bicycle can provide. Pat and I have focused on Karamoja, in Northern Uganda (www.karamoja.org) a place I spent a lot of time in my youth. Like Pat and Monty, I believe that a bicycle and a smart phone or tablet will help the people of Africa to a better life and so with Pat, Monty and the rest of the iEmpowerment team, we have joined together again to launch, expand and build a program focused on helping the people of Karamoja, Uganda and all of Africa gain a better life.
Monty a serial entrepreneur, with particular expertise in telecommunications who has held a number successful CEO positions in the telecommunications and multimedia software industry. As an entrepreneur he successfully founded telecommunications based companies. He has been awarded for outstanding accomplishments in the telecom industry
Monty has been an advisor to Bicycles for Humanity for many years and is a co-founder of its outgrowth, the B4H Cycling Academy (www.b4h-cycling-academy.com).
Monty's background and experience enable him to implement and integrate the pieces to be successful.