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 B.Eng. from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, where he graduated as his class best student. As a US semiconductor industry veteran, his working experiences spans across various industries, including but not limited to 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 & Aegean Das, a Lagos investment banking firm. He is a Co-Chairman of JPL Financial, a California-based financial advisory firm.
As 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”. He was awarded the very prestigious United States ERC/National Science Foundation and the Johns Hopkins University Fellowships. While undertaking his master’s program, he was awarded the United States EMCWA scholarship as well as given the opportunity to work on NASA’s Jet Propulsion Project whose focus was studying the distribution of high frequency into space.
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.