Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani
Ikechukwu Nnamani is an entrepreneur with business interests in telecommunications, media, and financial technology services. With a core vision of bridging the digital divide between nations, he integrates technologies for practical solutions. Engr. Nnamani focuses on implementing the core network infrastructure that promotes, develops, and distributes local contents and ensuring high quality of service is delivered to the subscribers at an affordable price. With over 15 years of core telecom experience, Engr. Nnamani is very active in promoting forward looking industry policies for the growth of the telecom industry across Africa working with both regulators as well as operators to achieve this goal.
He has sat on the boards of Medallion Communications, Demadiur Systems, Chiefsoft Inc, Einnete Patramo, the Nigerian Internet Registration Agency, Association of Telecommunications Operating Companies of Nigeria, and the Association of Interconnect Operating Companies amongst others. Under his supervision Medallion’s datacenter is today the most interconnected facility in West Africa being the peering point for all the international submarine cables operators. Medallion currently has over 89 telecom operators in Nigeria as it customer including all the major GSM, LTE, CDMA, Fixed Line, ISPs, and Value Added Service Providers. Several crucial infrastructure providers such as Google, Facebook, International Gateway Providers, etc are also hosted at Medallion. Global ICT operators use the facility to distribute their content in the sub-region. It is also the hosting point for the regional Internet Exchange as well as the Nigerian Internet Registration Agency domain servers.
Engr. Nnamani has won several national and international awards for his contribution to the growth of telecoms and ICT industry in the global information technology space. He was the 2017 E-Payment Man of the Year. He was also named the 2018 ICT Entrepreneur of the Year at the Beacon of ICT Award as well as won awards at 2018 Africa Digital Award. He graced the cover of the 2018 Top 20 CEOs edition of ICT Watch magazine; and was listed in the Top 100 ICT Contributors in 15 years. He is also the 2018 Telecom and ICT personality of the year. He was also awarded the 2018 Enterprise Award by the Transformation Institute in Toronto, Canada.
Engr. Nnamani worked as an optical systems engineer at Luxcore Networks Inc., in Atlanta Georgia, USA. While at Luxcore, he helped design and manufactured Luxcore’s Semiconductor Waveguide Optical Regenerative Device. It is the world’s first integrated photonic wavelength converter chip. It guarantees non-blocking of traffic flow in telecommunication networks. Engr. Nnamani equally played a key role in the design and manufacture of Luxcore’s LambdaXchange. The LambdaXchange is the world first demonstrated All Optical Router. The LambdaXchange won the best system award at the 2001 Optical Fiber Conference at Anaheim, California.
As a researcher at the Design Methodologies Laboratory, Tennessee State University, he was involved in the conceptual design of now patented Expanded Accommodation Tool used in the Joint Strike Force project by the United State Military. The project was executed on behalf of Boeing Aerospace in St Louis, Missouri. He received numerous awards from Boeing Aerospace for his contribution to the success of the project. He also designed and successfully tested a prototype Trident II submarine umbilical retract mechanism used by the United States Navy, Strategic Ballistic Missiles Defense Program. Engr. Nnamani was awarded a United States Navy plaque for outstanding work on the project. His work has been published in numerous international publications including Boeing Aerospace newsletter, and the 2002 Region XI technical journal of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International.
Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville Tennessee, USA as well as a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani