Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University, USA and MBA from University of Calabar, Nigeria.

He obtained B.Eng from Federal University of Technology, Owerri  where he graduated as his class best student. A US semiconductor industry veteran, his working experiences include Diamond Bank, Analog Devices Corp and NNPC.

In Analog Devices, he worked in the team that designed a generation XL for the iPhone and he created the company’s first wafer level chip scale package for inertial sensor. He blogs at Harvard Business Review, and previously served in the United States National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center E&D Committee for four years.

Prof Ekekwe is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors, Temple & AegeanDas, a Lagos investment banking firm. He is a Co-Chairman/President of JPL Financial, a California-based financial advisory firm. An inventor, author, he held professorships in  Electrical & Computer Engineering, Babcock University, and Carnegie Mellon University electrical/computer engineering. He is the recipient of IGI Global 2010 “Book of the Year” Award. He is also a TED Fellow, “IBM Global Entrepreneur” and World Economic Forum “Young Global Leader”.

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe is a selection board member of the $100 Million Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship  Program and Chairman of FASMICRO Group ( which is a holding company that controls his family businesses.

Awards and recognition

  • 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

Prof. Ndubuisi Ekekwe will be speaking at the Disruptive Africa Conference and Awards.