Dr. Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a Ph.D. in electrical & computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and MBA from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He obtained BEng from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri 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 XL for the iPhone and he created the company’s first wafer level chip scale package for inertial sensor. He blogs at Harvard Business Review and previously served in the United States National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center E&D Committee for four years. Prof Ekekwe is a Co-Chairman of JPL Financial Group, a California-based financial advisory firm. 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”.
Dr. Ekekwe is a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program.