Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Oscar Onyema



Oscar Onyema is the chief executive officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Onyema holds a B.Sc Computer Engineering degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and an MBA, Finance and Investments, Ziklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York.

Oscar Onyema served as Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of American Stock Exchange LLC. Mr. Onyema serves as a primary liaison among various Amex operating divisions, the trading floor community, and external constituents. In addition, he is responsible for strategy and competitive analysis, Membership and Registration Department and Market Data Services Department.

Mr. Onyema has been instrumental in Amex's preparation for Regulation NMS. Mr. Onyema joined the Amex in January 2001, and has served in various positions, most recently as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Before joining the Amex, Mr. Onyema worked at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) as Senior Analyst for Business Planning and Development. He also worked at DPMS (IBM Business Partner) as a Marketing Executive marketing IBM mid-range systems.

He serves on several industry committees including CTA Operating Committee, NASDAQ UTP Plan Operating Committee, and SIFMA / FIF Regulation NMS working group. He served as an adjunct lecturer at the Economics Department of Pace University for five years, and is a frequent public speaker on market structure and market data issues. Mr. Onyema received an MBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in New York City.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Obinna Ekezie



Born in Port-Harcourt Nigeria, Obinna Okezie is Founder and CEO of ZeepTravel, the parent company of online ticket reservation service, Wakanow.com. Ekezie, a former college and professional basketball player who played professionally as an NBA player for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, LA Clippers, and Vancouver Grizzlies is determined to change the way ticket bookings are made in first Nigeria and eventually, Africa. TNW Africa recently spoke to the NBA player turned Nigerian internet entrepreneur.

Founded in 2008, Wakanow.com hopes to significantly change the way travel reservations are made in Nigeria and eventually, Africa. Using online travel reservation business models used by companies like Expedia, the company hopes to encourage a culture of online purchases for travel services in Nigeria.

Waka, a Nigerian pidgin English word for walk, leave or go helps define the company’s mission via the website’s name Waka Now, a phrase that means ”Go Now.” Through partnerships with over 45,000 hotels around the world, the company hopes to drastically improve the online ticketing process involved in traveling to and from the continent.


Source: The Next Web

Monday, 15 August 2011

Ojinika Obiekwe



Ojinika (l)

From A-list celebrities to politicians to the newsmakers of our time, Ojinika Kambili Obiekwe, has interviewed people from all walks of life, with a career in television that has spanned nearly a decade.

Born and raised in Enugu, Nigeria to Victor and Veronica Obiekwe – Ojinika was the second of five children. At the age of 16, after graduating from high school, she moved to the United States for college where she studied Communications at Seton Hall University. Right before graduation, a chance encounter brought her to New York’s Channel 11's WPIX-TV. After her internship, the Executive Producer told her that he was so impressed by her work ethic, that he would hire her without an interview if a position on the assignment desk opened.

As a producer/correspondent for PIX11 Morning News, Ojinka writes, produces and interviews celebrities, politicians and people from all walks of life. In 2007 Ojinika Obiekwe was awarded a fellowship by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Dr Juliana Onwumere





Dr Juliana Onwumere is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with the Psychosis Service and the Psychological Interventions Clinic for Outpatients with Psychosis (PICuP). She is a Research Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. At the Institute, she is also a Joint Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Diploma in CBT for Psychosis and the Postgraduate Diploma in Family Interventions in Psychosis courses.

Dr Onwumere has a BA in Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Psychology. After qualifying as a clinical psychologist, she worked in a specialist early psychosis service in East London before embarking on a role as a research therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and family interventions.
Research

Her main research and clinical interests are focused around psychosis – in particular, issues relating to families (and improving the development, training and wider provision of CBT and family interventions), early psychosis and older adults with psychosis.

She has supervised doctoral-level and PhD projects, presented research and run clinical workshops on family interventions at national and international conferences hosted by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT) and the World Congress of Behavioural Therapies. She is also a member of the Clinical Research Group for Carer Research, which is funded by the National Institute of Health Research’s Mental Health Research Network.

Dr Onwumere previously worked as a research therapist providing CBT and family interventions on a large randomised-controlled trial designed by Professors Philippa Garety, Elizabeth Kuipers, Paul Bebbington and Graham Dunn.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Tiffany Adaeze Ofili



One to watch

Tiffany Adaeze Porter (née Ofili) (born November 13, 1987) is a British track and field athlete who specialises in the 100 metres hurdles. She initially represented the United States, however switched alligance to Great Britain in 2010. Despite being born in the USA, she is eligible to represent Britain due to her British mother.

Ofili broke Angie Thorp's 15 year old British record of 12.80s on 29 May 2011, at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games, with a run of 12.77s . Ofili-Porter lowered her British record on 22nd July 2011, with a time of 12.60s at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco, breaking her previous personal best of 12.73s (set when she was still a US athlete).

Ofili married her husband, Jeff Porter, in May 2011, and whilst initially being billed as Ofili-Porter, began to compete under her married name from June 2011.

Source(s): Wikipedia, iaaf