Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and the Ausso Leadership Academy, which mentors Businesses and Entrepreneurs for Geometric Growth. Austin has an MBA from IESE Business School and is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School, New York.He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network in Washington DC in recognition of his major contribution to the development of business education and knowledge transfer in Africa. Austin is a Consultant to the Sustainable Development Goals – Africa Centre (SDGAC) in Kigali.
Austin has been recognized with a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award by the American University of Nigeria in 2017 for his dedicated service and outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments.
He received the Nigerian Computer Society Special Presidential Award in 2016, and was named ICT Personality of the year by the Society in 2014.
He was also named ICT Man of the Decade by ICT Watch – Africa Digital Network in 2012 and was listed on the United Kingdom’s C.Hub Magazine 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016. Austin was named among 100 Leading Telecoms & ICT Personalities in Nigeria by the Association of Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ATCON) in July 2018.
Austin is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria. His company, CWG Plc has been recognized as a ‘Global Growth Company’ by the World Economic Forum and is the largest security listed in the Technology Sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Other Board of Directors
Chairman, Board of Directors
Phillip Obioha, the Chairman of CWG Plc's Board of Directors, is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of cognitive experience in the Information Technology industry. Under his guidance, the former Communications Division of CWG Plc transformed into a foremost provider of networking solutions, enabling remote banking in Nigeria's banking system. With a background in Electrical Engineering and specialization in Digital Electronics, Phillip's mastery of Financial Engineering and an MBA from the International Graduate School of Management (IESE), Spain, bolster his acumen in business finance. Notable accolades, such as the Titans of Tech award in 2015, attest to his remarkable contributions. His impact on CWG Plc and the banking sector at large is undeniably profound.Read full profile
Non-Executive Director (Chairman, Risk Management and Audit Committee)
Abiodun Fawunmi is a highly experienced technology expert who, in his professional career, has led multi-cultural professional teams to high levels of effectiveness in a variety of competitive industries and fast-paced environments.Read full profile
Non-Executive Director (Chairman, Remuneration and Nominations Committee)
Wale is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and investment banker, renowned for his expertise in Securities Trading, Asset Management, and Investment Banking Services. With a robust network of institutional and high net worth clients worldwide, he has established a remarkable track record. Wale's journey includes significant roles with Great Africa Trust Limited, Meristem Securities Limited, and ultimately founding Managing Director of Cordros Capital. His impressive academic credentials encompass an MBA from Business School Netherlands, enrollment at the Nigerian Law School as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court, and recognition as an Authorized Dealer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. As the Group Managing Director/CEO of Cordros Capital and the Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee (REMCO) at CWG Plc, Wale continues to demonstrate his exceptional leadership and business acumen.Read full profile
Non-Executive Director (Chairman, Finance and General-Purpose Committee)
Segun represents the Abraaj Group, a leading Private Equity Investor for global growth markets in his position on the Board of CWG Plc. He is a seasoned professional with experience spanning various fields including healthcare delivery, investment banking and private equity. Segun is a member of Abraaj’s investment team in Sub-Saharan Africa where, as Lead Health Specialist on the Africa Health Fund, he focuses on initiatives aimed at increasing access to affordable and good quality healthcare for mid to low income populations in Africa.Read full profile