21 February, 2019
Mr. Austin Okere is the Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence, Columbia Business School, New York, where he received special commendation for his mentor-ship role in innovation and entrepreneurship.
He was recognized and awarded with a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award by the American University of Nigeria in 2017 for his dedicated service and outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments, information Management personality of the year by (IIM) in 2014, Most Pragmatic CEO in ICT Enterprise, certificate of honour as the technology entrepreneur in Nigeria’s ICT sector, 2014, Finalist in the Master Entrepreneur category of the EY(Ernst & Young) Entrepreneur of the year Certificate of Achievement, 2013, and Hall of Fame award 2013 by ICT Watch Africa Digital Network
Mr. Austin okere 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 C.Hub Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum Business Council on Innovation and intrapreneurship. He serves on the Board of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria and Initiative for Global Development; a Washington based nonprofit organization that drives poverty reduction by catalyzing business growth and investment in the developing world.
Austin Okere is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), and serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).
Austin is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council and a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society and the Institute of Directors of Nigeria.
His interests include mentoring and inspiring young people to achieve their full potentials, with several testimonies of individuals already inspired in Africa and across the globe, Mr Austin Okere also launches #ALA Mentorship Program, to Help Young Entrepreneurs Grow.
#ALA, is a mentorship programme which is would for lunch thousand of people in Africa and across the globe into their utmost potentials as Entrepreneurs.