Hello good people, welcome to Thursday’s edition of the Rebrand Nigeria Ambassadors Series!
Our Ambassador for today is Ndubuisi Ekekwe. He is a Nigerian professor, inventor, engineer, author, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics – West Africa’s leading embedded systems company.
His working experience includes Analog Devices Corp where he co-designed a generation accelerometer for the iPhone and created the company’s first wafer level chip scale package for inertial sensor.He is a player in the U.S. semiconductor industry where he develops innovative microchip and invented a micro-controller for medical robots.
Ekekwe is a US semiconductor industry veteran and has served in the United States National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center E&D Committee.
He is a Co-Chairman of JPL Financial Group, a California-based financial advisory firm which syndicates capital for projects in Africa. As the founder of African Institution of Technology, he facilitates the provision of practical education support, encourages enactment of technology policies and facilitates the bottom-up creativity technology emanating from African economies.
He recently co-founded Atlantic Americas, an engineering firm, handling major operations in most parts of northern Nigeria.
Ekekwe invented a special method of controlling the dexterity of medical robots used for invasive surgeries. In 2017, the United States Government got assignee rights to the patent.
Ekekwe has written for the Harvard Business Reviewand was recently made a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme.
Ekekwe is also certified in key fields in technology and has to his name high ranking publications and technical papers ranked among the leading journals and conferences about technology.
In recognition of his contributions towards global development;
The African Leadership Network has honoured him as a “New Generation Leader for Africa”. He is also a TED Fellow.
His book ‘Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy’ received the IGI Global “Book of the Year” Award in 2010.
He was honoured by the World Economic Forum in 2013 as a Young Global Leader for his professional accomplishments and commitment to society.
He has also been honoured for Outstanding Leadership by the National Youth Council Of Nigeria.
He is the Lead Faculty in Tekedia Institute’s Mini-MBA, an innovation management four-month program, optimized for business execution and growth, with digital operational overlay.
His other numerous awards include:
- 2019 Technology Connoisseur of the Year.
- United States ERC/National Science Foundation Fellowship
- Johns Hopkins University Fellowship
- IGI Global 2010 “Book of the Year” Award
- IBM Global Entrepreneur Award
- World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
- SAMSTAG fellowship
- 2010 Who’s Who in America
- 2009 Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide
- 2018 NYCN Award for Outstanding Leadership
We are proud of Ndubisi Ekekwe’s great accomplishments and we are honoured to celebrate him as our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador.