Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu

Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu has almost 30 years of an eclectic career spanning enterprise solution architecture, design and software development, marketing communications, digital design, strategy, and change/transformation in private and public sectors. He is the founding Managing Director/CEO of technology solutions provider, InfoGraphics Nigeria the 2-time Microsoft Worldwide Award Partner of the Year, 4-time winner Regional awards, pioneer Microsoft Academic Services Partner responsible for over 300 partners in 7 countries in West Africa, and leading exponent of Enterprise Collaboration solutions in West Africa. He has also worked in Microsoft Corporation as General Manager (Anglophone West Africa) overseeing a 7-country portfolio as a member of the Microsoft EMEA executive management team. He left Microsoft in 2008 to pursue his vision of a borderless Africa as Managing Partner of GrandCentral, a technology strategy consulting and project management firm focussed on critical national information technology infrastructure in Government, Healthcare, Education, Oil & Gas, and Media/Entertainment and Financial Services. He is also the founding Lead Partner in iX Consulting, a boutique Enterprise Development Services firm that nurtures young entrepreneurs in the startup space in the multi-nodal, iX Infinity Hubs.

In these capacities, Chinenye has led strategy, solutions architecting and delivery in Financial Services, Manufacturing, General Services, Retail and Telecommunications in over 40 enterprise software integration projects. With a background of multi-country responsibilities in Africa mainly focused on national technology strategy development and market growth, he has been instrumental in architecting entrepreneurial ecosystems and early stage involvement in startups. His public sector experience is derived from service in the area of government’s reforms across its ministries, parastatals and agencies engaged in over 25 Digital Transformation projects since 1997. He is a pioneer certified Foundation Rainforest Innovation Architect and Member, Board of Trustees, Global Rainforest Makers Network. Notably in conjunction with Cross River State Government and the Federal Government of Nigeria/ National IT Development Agency, his firm conceptualised and developed as anchor investor, Tinapa Knowledge City (TKC), a 10,000 sqm digital knowledge hub serving the West and Central African sub region for the export of software and services.

Chinenye is on the Board of several organisations including BanyanTree Capital Partners Limited, a business process outsourcing and procurement firm, Content and Compliance Monitoring Limited (CCM), Nigeria’s fastest growing media monitoring agency, mobile health insurance pioneer and digital services aggregator, Salt and Einstein Limited, a communications and technology advisory, Open Media Limited, and the revolutionary peer-to-peer communications startup, PlusLife Limited.  A Fellow and Deputy President of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), a Council Member of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), and at various times General Secretary and 2nd Vice-President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).