Who We Are
To build cycling in Africa, it will require an expanding team of enthusiastic specialists who share our passion and and dreams. We believe that by helping and supporting the champions who are trying to make a difference, a lot of good will flow in many directions. Our goal is to help the right individuals, organizations and entities get connected with the real leaders who are driving the cycling and humanitarian program in their respective areas. David Kinjah and the Safari Simbaz share our vision and dreams and we are delighted to have them as a Pauls Peloton partner.
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. Paul’s knowledge of the cycling world, his relationships and deep understanding of Africa will help everyone as we move towards a strong African cycling community.
Pat is a serial technology entrepreneur with several very successful ventures in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat was a founder of IP V Gateways Inc., the world’s Foremost Video Security & Transport Performance Expert company, which was acquired by Strategic Products and Services in 2015 and several other successful high tech companies in telecommunications and multi-media. Pat founded Bicycles for Humanity (www.bicycles-for-humanity.org) which has delivered a total 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 successfully implement programs in Africa.
Monty is a senior telecommunications executive and a serial entrepreneur who has who has held successful terms in CEO positions in the telecommunications and multimedia software industry, founded companies in this area and been awarded for outstanding accomplishments in the telecom industry. Monty was a founder of IP V Gateways Inc., the world’s Foremost Video Security & Transport Performance Expert company, which was acquired by Strategic products and services in 2015. Monty has been an advisor to Bicycles for Humanity (www.bicycles-for-humanity.org) for many years. Monty’s background and experience enable him to implement and integrate the pieces for iEmpowerment’s success, plus his strong business skills are invaluable as we grow Paul’s Peloton in support of great cycling teams in East Africa,