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Monday, April 30, 2012

Okere bags Technology Africa Personality award


Austin Okere, CEO, CWG
Technology Africa, organizers of Titans of Tech awards has named the Group Chief Executive Officer of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Mr. Austin Kwesi Okere as the award ‘Technology Africa Personality of the Year 2012.”

The annual award recognizes those who are making true difference by their contributions either directly or indirectly in increasing African contents in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) products and services in the emerging market.

According to the organizers, Okere has contributed immensely to the growth of ICT in the country, especially Hardware, Software, Internet, IT Education, IT Security and Telecommunications, and was recognized in that capacity by Technology Africa.

They noted that in 2008, the Columbia Business School carried out an assessment on CWG where Okere was honored and invited to teach at the Columbia Business School in 2010.

ITRealms Online recalls that recently there was an invitation from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship), where he encouraged the investors, industrialists, academics and students with the amassing success story of the group.

Thus, his achievements have been replicated in various Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Business Schools in Nigeria, United States, Tanzania, Kenya, among other countries.

Presenting the award to Austin Okere, Senator Gbenga Obadara, Chairman, Senate committee on Privatization commended the outstanding job done by him, saying   “We’re proud of you and you have indeed portrayed Nigeria’s image positively globally.”

Austin Okere is the Managing Director/CEO of Computer Warehouse Group Limited, one of the fastest growing ICT companies in Africa. He graduated from the University of Lagos in 1986 with B.Sc. (second upper division) in Computer Sciences, and also an Executive MBA from the International Graduate School of Management (IESE), Spain, after a preparatory period at the Lagos Business School, 1998.
 
Okere founded Computer Warehouse Group Limited in September, 1992 and has had 23 years industry experience, covering roles in Systems Analysis, Sales & Marketing, and Corporate Management, with 20 years as Founder and CEO of the Computer Warehouse Group Limited.

Remmy Nweke
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