Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe is the Founder of African Institution of Technology, a 501(c)3 U.S. charity. He holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in electrical & computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and MBA from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He obtained BEng from Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Nigeria) where he graduated as his class’ best student.
A US semiconductor industry veteran, his working experiences include Diamond Bank, Analog Devices Corp and NNPC. In Analog Devices, he worked in the team that designed a generation accelerometer for the iPhone, and he created the company’s first wafer level chip scale package for inertial sensor.
He writes regularly in the Harvard Business Review, and previously served in the United States National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center E&D Committee for four years. He was also a PACE Chairman and Gold Chairman of IEEE Boston section. Prof Ekekwe is a Co-Chairman of JPL Financial Group, a California-based financial advisory firm which syndicates capital for projects in Africa.
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”.
As the Founder/Chairman of Fasmicro Group, he controls companies like Zenvus, an agtech pioneer in Africa; First Atlantic Cybersecurity Institute (Facyber); Milonics Analytics, an IBM PartnerWorld member; First Atlantic Semiconductor & Microelectronics; among others. He recently co-founded Atlantic Americas, an engineering firm, handling major operations in most parts of northern Nigeria.
Dr. Ekekwe is a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program. He has written many books, authored many technical papers, and invented technologies. The African Leadership Network has honored him as a “New Generation Leader for Africa”.