Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, MBA, PhD Founder, African Institution of Technology
Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in electrical & computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria. He obtained BEng from Federal University of Technology, Owerri where he graduated as his class best student. A US semiconductor industry veteran, his working experiences include Diamond Bank, Analog Devices Corp and NNPC. In Analog Devices, he worked in the team that designed a generation XL for the iPhone and he created the company’s first wafer level chip scale package for inertial sensor. He blogs at Harvard Business Review, and previously served in the United States National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center committee for four years. Prof Ekekwe is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors, Temple & AegeanDas, a Lagos investment banking firm. He is a Co-Chairman of JPL Financial, a California-based financial advisory firm. An inventor, author, he held professorships in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Babcock University, and Carnegie Mellon University electrical/computer engineering. He is the recipient of IGI Global 2010 “Book of the Year” Award. He is also a TED Fellow, “IBM Global Entrepreneur” and World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader”.
Dr. Ekekwe founded African Institution of Technology while a doctoral student in the Johns Hopkins University. It was the same time that he founded FASMICRO Group which now controls businesses in microelectronics (fasmicro.com), big data & cybersecurity (milonics.com), real estate and IT. Dr. Ekekwe is a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.