Educated at the London School of Economics as a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office scholar, Dr Aloy Chife is the highest-ranking Nigerian-American to serve in an executive-level capacity at a Fortune 100 technology company in Silicon Valley, USA (Apple).
Dr Chife was responsible for the implementation of many successful systems currently operated by the Nigerian government including the Federal Road Safety Commission (National Drivers License), the Nigeria Immigration Service (e-Immigration project), the National Communications Commission (NCC) (telecomm users (Sim Card) registry) and the National Population Commission (NPopC) (National Births & Deaths Registry), etc. Much of the support for the implementation of these technology platforms have come from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) the private sector arm of the World Bank by way of investment and loan financing. Dr Chife has also exported software to countries beyond Africa (including Sri Lanka via a World Bank contract).
In addition to winning the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) “Best Entrepreneur Award”, Dr Chife has been featured in many international news articles and magazines including the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist, etc. He has also served as ICT consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria and as Advisor, Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) to the U.S. Department of State.
Dr Chife runs a venture capital firm in Princeton, NJ with portfolio companies located in the U.S. and Africa.
Sources: nbasblconference dot org; chifefoundation dot org. Photo: Twitter