Dr Ernest Ndukwe
Ernest Ndukwe, Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an Electrical Engineer and former Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, having been appointed by then President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2000. After his initial tenure, he was re-appointed for a second term of five years. He presided over the building of an internationally respected institution earning a reputation as a strong and transparent regulatory agency. Under his tenure the ICT industry witnessed tremendous growth and transformation, leading to what has been generally referred to as the golden era of Nigeria’s Telecommunication Revolution. Dr Ndukwe is currently chairman of Openmedia Group as well as a part-time Faculty at the Lagos Business School where he heads the Centre for Infrastructure Policy, Regulation and Advancement, CIPRA. He is also on the Board of ICT Research Africa Network. Mr. Ndukwe is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and is a recipient of five honorary Doctorate degrees from various Universities. The good news for the Ausso Leadership Academy (ALA) and the entrepreneurs registered for mentorship is that Ernest Ndukwe is one of the Champions of Entrepreneurship who will be sharing his story to inspire the class.