Using Technology to Create Developmental Impact in Africa

Opeyemi Awoyemi is a master of scale and has successfully built two category leaders from scratch in these niches in Nigeria: Employment, and Web Hosting & Domain Registration.

Opeyemi cofounded Jobberman and helped build it to become the largest online recruitment platform in Sub-Saharan Africa with 2m+ users and 100k+ employers in Nigeria and Ghana. He served as the company’s first CTO, CMO, Head of Product and eventually CIO. He is also the Founder & Executive Chairman of WhoGoHost, the largest domain and cloud hosting service in Nigeria with over 50% market share of .ng ccTLD domains and 35k+ clients.

Opeyemi played a pivotal role in building the largest online classifieds group in Africa, Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) and partially exited to a stellar group of institutional investors like Ringer AG, Tiger Global, and SEEK. His last role at Ringier One Africa Media was as Head of Jobs division, with Product strategy and P&L responsibility across 5 countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda).

Opeyemi’s work at Jobberman has been highlighted by Mark Zuckerberg publicly as a leading light in using technology to create most needed developmental impact in Africa. Opeyemi and his work has been featured in Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg, Fast Company, Financial Times, BBC, CNBC, BusinessDay, BellaNaija and TechCabal to mention a few. Through his work in Marketing, Products, and Technology, Opeyemi has directly and indirectly impacted millions of lives. Also an angel investor, he has made bets on tech startups in Nigeria, Kenya, US and the UK; and currently serves as Venture Partner to portfolio businesses and select entrepreneurs, helping them start, grow and scale technology enabled ventures.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and completed an executive education program for CIOs and Technology Leaders from CIO Institute, Haas Business School and an executive education program at Wharton Business School on Innovation and Growth.

He has domain expertise in technology innovation, technology leadership, product development, growth marketing, user experience, graphics and web design and online marketing; and he is an advisor and investor to couple of tech startups in the Nigerian ecommerce, mobile, payment, new media and entertainment space.


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