Posted by News Express | 27 August 2021 | 586 times
Prince Nnamdi Ekeh, Co-CEO of Nigeria’s leading e-commerce giant, Konga Group and Founder, Yudala.com, has been solely selected to speak on a global conversation on e-commerce in Africa.
The session holds on Friday, August 27, 2021 by 5pm.
Specifically, the conference which is hosted by the Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a UK-based global consulting platform, will hold virtually via Zoom. The conference is supported by a host of international partners including Forbes and CTO Council, among others.
Prince Ekeh is expected to address a number of issues bordering on the growth, challenges and prospects of e-commerce in Africa, while also sharing some useful insights for prospective investors looking to cash in on the rising wave of the digital movement across Africa led by e-commerce.
In addition, the Konga Co-CEO will expectedly provide some details into the impressive growth trajectory and strategies that have transformed Konga into arguably the continent’s most promising e-commerce player which has hit profit barely after three years of its acquisition by the Zinox Group.
Registration has already commenced for free participation in the conference, with interested attendees expected to indicate their interest here: LINK
Prince Ekeh, who is widely regarded as a tech whizkid, was singled out for participation in the global conference in view of his remarkable experience and understanding of e-commerce in Africa. A thoroughbred entrepreneur by nature and from the largest integrated technology business family in Africa, Prince Ekeh started out in the trading business early in life before his undergraduate studies. At the age of 22 and barely a month after his graduation, as a Youth Corps member, he launched Yudala.com, pioneering the first composite (online and offline) e-Commerce company out of Africa.
He also achieved the first drone delivery in the e-commerce world before the initiative was suspended after authorities in Nigeria insisted his company secured the required licences. The delivery was made to an Access Bank online customer. Yudala, his start-up, which took the e-Commerce world by storm with a staff strength of over 250 employees, was an instant success.
A gifted, creative digital native, Prince Ekeh was responsible for the negotiation and strategic acquisition of Konga Group by Zinox Technologies Ltd. from erstwhile owners, Naspers and AB Kinnevik in 2018. He was also instrumental in leading the team that oversaw the successful merger of the operations of Yudala and Konga a few months after, birthing arguably Africa’s biggest composite e-commerce platform.
A global citizen, Prince Ekeh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics, Politics and Entrepreneurship from the University of Lancaster, UK. He has also undertaken Senior Management programmes at the Lagos Business School and Harvard University, among others.
Cerebral, ambitious and a multiple industry award winner, Prince Ekeh is the recipient of a number of recognitions including the Disruptive Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2017) at the Titans of Tech Awards (2017); Icon of Human Transformation Award by NANS; The Future Awards for Business Excellence as well as Top 100 Most Influential People of African descent (MIPAD) in response to the proclamation by UN General Assembly resolution 68/237, among others.
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