Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Mr. Chima Apugo Onyekwere founded Linkserve, Nigeria’s first Internet Service Provider (ISP), an act that earned him the label “Father of Nigerian Internet”.
He hails from Abia State, but was born in London, United Kingdom, on 19th May 1961. He obtained his GCE A level at the Federal Government College Kano in 1979, and thereafter became a graduate of Geology at the University of Ife in 1985. He later went to Lagos and Harvard Business Schools for a Chief Executive Programme Diploma and the Owner/President Programme Diploma Certificates respectively.
Mr Chima Onyekwere is a recipient of several awards including the “Internet Pathfinder Award” of Nigeria’s ISP, Atcon’s “National Telecom Merit Award, IT and Telecoms “ICT Personality of the Year Award”, and the prestigious National honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).