Bio - Jamila Gordon

Ms Jamila Gordon is CEO and Founder of Lumachain, a technology platform that disrupts traditional enterprise supply chains, globally.

Jamila is one of Australia’s most respected digital and technology leaders. She was selected by Microsoft to be their global Awardee in the 2018 International Women Entrepreneurship Challenge (IWEC).

Her background includes roles as Group Chief Information Officer of Qantas Airways and Leighton Holdings/CIMIC, and prior to this, as a global executive with IBM based in Europe, leading some of IBM's largest transformational 'mega-deals' with Solectron Manufacturing, AXA Insurance and ABN AMRO Bank.

Jamila has a deep understanding of the corporate world from both a technology and business perspective, and an extensive network spanning the business, technology, start-up and VC worlds, both in Australia and globally.

Jamila’s professional success is made more remarkable by her personal story. She arrived in Australia at the age of 18 having escaped the Somali civil war alone and being virtually homeless in Kenya. Jamila set about learning English and then studied IT at La Trobe University, before commencing a career that has taken her around the world. She served on the Board of La Trobe University for five years.

The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) interviewed Jamila as part of a series celebrating people from disadvantaged/refugee backgrounds who have made a significant contribution to Australia’s technology and business landscape for SBS’s 2018 Australia Day celebrations.