AdaLabs founder David SAUVAGE received the AFRICA LEADERSHIP AWARD (Information & Communication Technology) conferred on Outstanding professionals who have the vision, flair, acumen and professionalism to demonstrate excellent leadership and management skills in an organisation, making changes and achieving results.


The Africa Leadership Awards is all about Achievers, Super Achievers and Future Business Leaders. This glamorous event will attract the best of the best from Africa. This event will highlight, recognize and reward their ability to steer their businesses through turbulent times, applying the best of business modules to manage and keep their missions afloat.
Over 20 categories recognize the achievements made by selected high profile corporate business leaders in Africa and honour their great contributions towards the country’s post-recession economic development. All these fine exemplary leaders will be mentioned of their impeccable leadership qualities deeming it fit into nation building

About David SAUVAGE

David Sauvage graduated from ESME Sudria (French engineering school) in 2004. He started as a Software Engineer at Thales, where he discovered the Ada Programming Language.

Working on tactical data link product lines, he then became an Agile Software Architect. In 2010, he founded AdaLabs Ltd (, a company specialized in Ada based technologies and services, located in Mauritius, also empowering Open Source and Sustainable Development.

David's vision is to bring AdaLabs as a Technology Creator & Innovation Leader, by mentoring Mauritian talents.

David built his expertise on embedded systems by working on the improvement of military level embedded systems, and then leading best Software Engineering practises on embedded product lines for civil security products.

As a Libre Software advocate, David has been given talks in International Software Engineering events :

  • Paris (International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies  - Ada-Europe, 2014)
  • Berlin (International Conference on Reliable Software Technologies - Ada-Europe, 2013)
  • Brussels (FOSDEM, 2012)
  • Denver (ACM's Annual International Conference on Ada and Related Technologies, 2011)
  • Strasbourg (RMLL, 2011)