Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu is a successful entrepreneur with proven ability to lead teams to grow revenues and market share through innovation and people leadership. A graduate of Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, he is the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of InfoGraphics Nigeria Limited with over 20 years of an eclectic career spanning marketing communications, digital design, strategy, change/transformation and software development in private and public sectors.
In 2005, Microsoft recognised his leadership of InfoGraphics’ to excellence in execution through adherence to Microsoft best-practices, implementation guidance and effective and customer-acknowledged internal process methodology with the two prestigious awards – the 2005 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Enterprise Solutions and Regional Partner of the Year (Nigeria/Ghana). Gobal recognition came also in 2006 with the Regional Winner, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Awards to consolidate its position as a foremost software design firm in the country and the leading Information Worker and Collaborative Portals solutions provider in West Africa.
In early 2007, Chinenye joined Microsoft as General Manager for Anglophone West Africa with a goal to assist the software giant in its mission to achieve local relevance and growth through its partner ecosystem and its demonstrated commitment to the countries in which it operates in West Africa. In this role, he accelerated the company’s growing presence in the country, involvement in corporate citizenship programmes, partnership with public and private sector players in articulating and executing digital inclusive policies and projects, education, employment generation and other capacity-building initiatives.
Curently, he is a Director of a number of inflential ICT and Youth/Leadership Development organisations as well as a key adviser to governments on Information Ecology and Strategic IT. In his words, “a commitment to innovation is the key to leadership and value-creation in the competitive 21st century. Information and Communications technologies offer a unique proposition to me as an individual, to my generation and to the larger Nigerian stakeholder community hoping for quantum change in our development opportunities. And we will succeed because we are deeply convicted that we have a generational mandate for change and the courage to pursue our vision.”