You are currently viewing A letter to users and partners from our President & CEO, Lawrence Li

I would like to introduce myself as the new President and CEO of Dobility. I am sincerely grateful to Chris for bringing me onboard and entrusting me with such an important role in the organization that has been a labor of love for the better part of a decade and will no doubt continue to be.

I’m honored to be joining Dobility and excited about the opportunity ahead of us. I have had the chance to get to know Chris and the Dobility team over the past almost four years and–in that time–have come to appreciate the strength of the team, the clarity of its vision, and the breadth of its impact.

The team members here at Dobility–many of whom I am just getting to know–are a fun, eclectic, and driven group. I am constantly impressed by the quality and complexity of the SurveyCTO platform as well as the level of seamless support and ongoing innovation this team manages. Perhaps most importantly, it is a tight-knit group across four continents despite the geographic distances and time differences involved!

While the SurveyCTO platform has continually evolved, it has always done so with a clarity of vision that I hope to continue. The team has been unwavering in its commitment to enable its users to collect, protect, and use data safely and effectively. Initiatives such as the Safe People + Data Initiative–rolled out in response to an unprecedented global pandemic–highlight to me how the clarity of Dobility’s mission allows the team to respond quickly to support our users even in times of great uncertainty.

Finally, I am proud to help continue the growth of a platform that is already present in over 165 countries around the world. Beyond its geographical reach, SurveyCTO is used by thousands of teams in a wide variety of contexts. I am excited to continue expanding the breadth of SurveyCTO’s capabilities and user base and making this powerful platform available in a world where safe, high-quality data is increasingly critical.

If you have any questions about Dobility and our plans, please feel free to contact me directly at any time. I can be reached at

Thanks to all of you for your support of Dobility and SurveyCTO to date. I truly look forward to being a part of this journey!

Lindo Simelane

Digital Analytics Associate

Lindo is a part of the marketing team at Dobility, the company that powers SurveyCTO. He is responsible for all aspects of data management and analytics for SurveyCTO’s website, social media, and other marketing efforts.

Lindo has a passion for research to inform policy in international development and economics. He has extensive experience in the ICT4D space that includes research work, and a background in international business and finance.