- Nigerians across the world continue to break new grounds and contribute their quota to create better societies
- An accomplished entrepreneur is the latest Nigerian to make the country proud
- Onyeka Akumah, a stakeholder in Nigeria's ever-growing financial technology market is heading to Rome Business School as a faculty member
A Nigerian entrepreneur, Onyeka Akumah has been appointed as a faculty member of the highly-respected Rome Business School in Italy.
Akumah, a stakeholder in Nigeria's ever-growing financial technology market, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, February 8.
“Today, I am happy to announce that I have accepted an appointment to join the Rome Business School as a faculty member.
“I will be lecturing students in the Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Master in Marketing and Sales programs in the 2021/22 calendar year using my experience of building businesses in Nigeria, failing in many and succeeding in a few.
“This is exciting for me to give back to the next generation of business leaders with my entrepreneurial and marketing skills honed in the last 16 years of my entrepreneurial life.”
The entrepreneur joins a long list of accomplished Nigerians whose expertise is being sought by global business schools.
In the Nigerian market, Akumah uses technology to create daily solutions for Africans in agriculture, transportation, and real estate.
He runs Farmcrowdy, a global agtech company focused on helping stakeholders in the food value chain maximize their output and increase their profits with technology.
He also presides over Plentywakang, Nigeria’s leading transportation-technology company and Rentsmallsmall, a prop-tech platform providing a unique rental solution to Nigerians.
In a related development, a Nigerian public policy analyst, Zainab Usman has joined Carnegie Endowment as a senior fellow and director of its Africa programme.
The appointment of Usman, a Ph.D. holder in International Development from the University of Oxford, was announced on Tuesday, February 2.
Reacting to her appointment, an excited Usman stated that the programme will provide insights on economic, political, technological, and transnational issues shaping Africa’s future.
Similarly, Tobiloba Oni, a Nigerian-born cell biologist whose graduate research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory helped open new paths for understanding, detecting, and potentially treating pancreatic cancer - has been appointed as a Whitehead Fellow in the US.
A press statement issued by the Whitehead Institute and seen by Legit.ng on Monday, revealed that Oni will join Whitehead Institute and launch his independent research career in February 2021.