Ceo/founder Farmcrowdy
Onyeka Akumah
Ceo/founder Farmcrowdy
Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy – a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is referred to as Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already in their first 5 months, Farmcrowdy’s focus is on increasing food production, impacting 50,000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engaging 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture. Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was the Chief Commercial Officer of Travelbeta.com – one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies with over 300,000 hotels and flights to over 900 destinations worldwide. Previously, he was also the founder of a leading digital management business called ANOZIM Group with three subsidiaries focused on Internet Marketing, Online Publishing and Digital Media Sales with clients including GTBank, Cheki.com.ng, TOTAL and Guardian Newspaper. Onyeka Akumah has been referred to as one of the leading creative internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of internet businesses in Nigeria. He has worked as the Vice-President of Marketing at Konga.com, Director of Marketing and Partnerships at Jumia.com, Online Marketing Manager at Wakanow.com, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte in West, East and Central Africa, Online & Mobile Coordinator at Guaranty Trust Bank and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria. Onyeka graduated with a First Class Distinction from Sikkim Manipal University, India, where he obtained a degree in Applied Information Technology. He has been nominated for several awards including winning the Digital Marketing Personality of the Year 2015 award from the Nigerian Technology Awards and many others for his efforts in building technology businesses. He is currently running an MBA program in Marketing at the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Married with two sons, Onyeka currently sits on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos while constantly seeking for ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology.