I am a pro-active professional with 12 years+ experience identifying and developing innovative business solutions within the ICT and Telecoms Sector. I see myself as a natural strategist who enjoys identifying, presenting and communicating new ideas to solve pertinent problems. I have gained strong leadership skills through managing projects from strategy to implementation. I am passionate about innovations, startups, developers eco-system within Sub Sahara Africa and also connecting people at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid with services / solutions that improve their lives and livelihoods.
I currently lead the Mobile Monday Nigeria team and works on how to connect Startups / businesses to Angel Investors / Venture Capitals. Aside this, I am a member of the steering committee of Lagos Angel Network - an exclusive network of angel investors focused on supporting start-up entrepreneurs in Lagos and environs. I am always on the look-out for business / startup to help. I am the co-author of “Maximizing Your Service Year“ book (written to give practical tips to serving youth corps members on how to maximize their NYSC year). And Yes, I am a Venture Capitalist in Training and contribute at OTEKBITS.
How could I miss this out? Hmm…I am the Business Manager, Nokia Life, Nokia West Africa. This has given me the opportunity launch services that help to improve people’s livelihood.
I have been involved in some start-ups before I went back into corporate employment . While some failed, I experienced some form of success in others. In 2004, I started Nairahost with 2 friends. This web hosting company, started out of the need to provide affordable and reliable hosting solution for Nigerians, became the leading web hosting provider in Nigeria within 3 years. The company was eventually sold to Web4Africa.
I obtained a first degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. Others are mostly online via coursera.org.
You can find out more about me and exactly what I do to earn a living online by reading my projects.
You can contact Emmanuel through the Google talk, skype or yahoo ID: eolutosin. Please send a chat message to introduce yourself and explain your reason for making contact.
You can also reach Emmanuel through email – emmanuelAToluwatosDOTin
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