Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Nwando Ajene


Mrs. Nwando Ajene is the Head of Corporate Communications for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Prior to assuming this role, she served as the Business Development Director for EXP, supporting fast moving consumer goods companies to develop strategies for attracting and retaining their customers. Mrs. Ajene also spent over six years in a range of roles for leading global companies including ABN AMBRO, Quaker Oats, and Northern Trust Bank in the United States.

Mrs. Ajene is a graduate of the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies where she obtained a Degree in Integrated Marketing Communication, and DePaul University, where she obtained a Bachelors of Commerce in Marketing Degree.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Chika Nwobi


Chika Nwobi is the Founder and Managing Partner of L5Lab, a Nigeria based business incubator in the mobile Internet space. Before L5Lab, Chika was co-founder and Group CEO of MTech PLC. Chika led MTech to become the leading mobile content company in Africa with operations in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ivory Coast serving the likes of MTN, Glo, Zain, Virgin Nigeria, Pepsi, Nigerian Breweries and Nokia. He remains a major shareholder and a member of the board of directors.

Prior to MTech, Mr. Nwobi was a consulted for the Ford Foundation, working on a mobile microfinance management systems. He also worked as a consultant for the IFC (World Bank) and Airtuit (USA) where his job involved working with Fortune 500 clients to formulate their wireless strategy to exploit opportunities in M-Commerce.

Mr. Nwobi graduated as an Honors scholar from East Tennessee State University, with a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. He was part of the Nigeria 2025 Scenarios Team and was a nominee for the Future Awards Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Person of The Year, 2007. He has been an invited speaker twice at the GSM Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

Source: Black Entrepreneur Profile

Monday, 7 July 2014

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu


Chinelo is the Acting Director General of the National Pension Commission. A key player in the Pension Reform, Chinelo was part of the team of experts that midwifed the Contributory Pension Scheme in Nigeria.

She served in the Fola Adeola Pension Reform Committee set up by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, whose work led to the enactment of the Pension Reform Act 2004, and received a presidential commendation for the quality of work done on the 2004 pension reform.

As Acting Director General of the Commission since December, 2012, she continues to promote the development of secure investment vehicles for pension funds.