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Jamila Gordon

One of Australia’s most respected digital and technology leaders

As the CEO and Founder of Lumachain, Jamila Gordon disrupts traditional international supply chains as one of Australia’s most respected digital and technology leaders. Her extensive experience across the corporate sector, including in tech and business, has allowed her to shape the country’s digital future with her growing network of international experts.

After escaping the Somali civil war and arriving in Australia at 18, Jamila quickly completed an English TAFE course, before going on to do her diploma in accounting. When she moved to La Trobe, she achieved a Bachelor of Accounting and discovered her love for programming and IT.

Since then, she has held influential roles across leading Australian organisations, including as the Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas Airways and Leighton Holdings/CIMIC.

She was also a global executive with IBM, navigating the corporation through some of their largest transformational 'mega-deals', including with Solectron Manufacturing, AXA Insurance and ABN AMRO Bank.

In recognition of her work, Jamila was selected as Microsoft’s global Awardee in the 2018 International Women Entrepreneurship Challenge. She remains passionate about inspiring the next generation of learners, having served on the Board of La Trobe University across five years.

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