Ifeanyi says he’s excited to join at a time when inclusive growth is more than just buzz, and adoption of technology convergence and corporate innovation are on the rise.
Ifeanyi Akosionu has been named as the new managing director of inq. Nigeria, effective 3 October. Inq. is a leading edge solutions provider with a presence in more than six African countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, Zambia, Cameron, Côte d’Ivoire, and Malawi. Andile Ngcaba, an IT veteran and investor, is the executive chairman of inq. South Africa and Nigeria.
“We are pleased that Ifeanyi Akosionu is joining inq. Nigeria as managing director. He is an experienced technology and sales leader who has achieved remarkable results throughout his career. With his vast experience in frontier technologies like AI and edge, I have no doubt that Ifeanyi is the right person to lead us into the next phase of our development as Africa’s leading AI and edge solutions provider,” commented Andile on Ifeanyi’s appointment.
Ifeanyi joins inq with more than 20 years of transformative leadership experience in African technology and telecommunications. Prior to joining the company, Ifeanyi oversaw Atlas AI’s product and commercial development across West Africa, and was Verraki Africa’s telecoms and fintech commercial director for sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to Commscope, TE Connectivity, Smile, Globacom, and Schlumberger, he has led teams that landed intercontinental underwater cables, designed, built, and operated major pan-African mobile/fixed networks, and managed data centres.
Ifeanyi holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Nigeria, and an MBA from the Alliance Manchester Business School in the UK. He is also a member of the Innovation Support Network (ISN) hubs, and corporate member of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON).