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ndubuisi-ekekwe

Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe (MBA, PhD)

 

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 E&D Committee for four years. Prof Ekekwe is a Co-Chairman/President 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 is a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program and Chairman of FASMICRO Group which is a holding company that controls his family businesses.

Samson Ogbole

Samson Ogbole

 

Agriculture for Mr. Samson is more than just food production (zero hunger), it is the foundation for sustainable development, job creation (no poverty), healthier living as well as national development. He believes agriculture must adopt the business mindset, technology, automation, precision, data and be climate smart.

 

 

To this end, Mr. Samson has devoted his time and resources to building modern farms exploring the latest technologies for agriculture, sharing and training others to adopt “the modern agriculture” to ensure together we can use agriculture as a tool to build the nation we so desire. He believes “food production should not be seasonal because hunger is not seasonal”.

 

 

Mr. Ogbole Samson is vastly read, B.Sc. Biochemistry Igbinedion, M. Sc. Biochemistry, Ibadan, Common Wealth of Nations MBA, National Open University of Nigeria (in view), PhD Biochemistry, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (in view). Other certificates include Biotechnology from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Introduction to Food and Nutrition from Stanford University, Introduction to population health from The University of Manchester, Greening the Economy from Lund University Sweden, Sustainable Agriculture for year 2050 from Wageningen, Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture from The University of Western Australia

Certification, and Public Health from University at Albany.