Speaker

Ikechukwu Nnamani
Ikechukwu
Nnamani
Chief Executive Officer
Medallion Communication

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani is the Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communication Limited and also the Executive Director of AIG-Medallion, the commercial partner for the Etix Accra #1 data center. 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. Under his leadership the Medallion data center in Lagos is rated the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region being the number 1 peering point for the region and boosting all submarine cables in the region, long distance providers, metro fiber providers, mobile services providers, fixed services providers, OTT providers, Internet Exchange, VAS providers, and global Tier1 service providers, amongst others.

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 is the 2019 NANS Man of the Year, 2019 Beacon of ICT Hall of Fame Award Recipient, 2019 Nigeria Telecom Industry CEO of the Year, and 2019 ICT Industry Entrepreneur 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. He was the 2017 E-Payment Man of the Year.

Engr. Nnamani holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University, Nashville, USA.