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 Expert  728817

Expert in Information and Communication Technology and Telecommunications

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Expert is a nationally reputed telecommunications expert and entrepreneur. His achievements include aiding the growth of some telecommunications and IT companies. He is a seasoned, innovative engineer with a rare blend of over 12 years experience and accomplishments in telecom and IT in the Nigerian and West African telecommunications markets.

He is the Chief Executive Officer of a next generation network services provider. Here, Expert is responsible for operations and workforce, deployment and provision of broadband data and IP services over advanced wireless and fiber networks to corporate organizations. He is experienced in CDMA, WIMAX, UMTS, DWDM, GSM, EV-DO, IMS, VoIP, Virtualization and IP network security. Expert was part of the team responsible for setting up 2 wireless broadband telecommunication operators in Nigeria. He is knowledgeable in IP multimedia systems, Internet security and telecom management. He has also served as a Telecommunication Consultant to the World Bank and USAID carrying out studies on various telecommunication trends in Nigeria and the West African sub-region on behalf of both organizations.

With a Bachelor's degree in Communications Engineering from Federal University of Technology in 1998, he has served as Network Engineer with Prodigy International from 2000 to 2002. He also served as Head of Operations with Startech Connections from 2002 to 2005, before launching out with his own company. Among his professional accomplishments, he is proud of the fact that they have managed to successfully expand their Company not only throughout Nigeria (where they have 2 offices and over 30 employees), but also undertaking projects in other countries in Western Africa. He has undergone trainings in companies such as Microsoft, Lucent Technologies, L3 Communications, Cisco and Verizon. He also has a diploma in Telecommunication Markets in Changing Telecoms Environment from the United States Telecommunication Training Institute in Washington, DC.

Expert is a member of the Project Management Institute and The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He was listed in the 2008 International Who's Who of Professionals. His job as the CEO of Layer3 has exposed him to knowledge of telecoms regulations in Nigeria and West Africa as he worked closely with the telecoms regulator in the country. His experience over the years has exposed him to working with various OEMs such as Juniper Networks, Cisco, ECI Telecom, Patton, Barracuda Networks, Alvarion, Harris, Ceragon, Microsoft, Polycom and Ericson. His company, Layer3, remains the only Juniper Networks' certified partner in Firewall and VPN in the whole of Western Africa.


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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1998   Bachelor of Engineering   Communications Engineering   Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to




Executive Management


Chief Executive Officer


He oversees the finance, business development, marketing, administration, human resources and operations of the company in the view to ensuring the company remains on a profitability path. He represents the company in high-level meetings with equipment/technology vendors, customers and suppliers He analyzes and researches the viability of complex proposals and resources necessary for entering new markets, financing options, impact on current operations and need for new technology, expansion plans and access to capital. He identifies, develops and directs the implementation of business strategy including policies, quality management, systems, financials, Layer3's business plan and long term strategy. He plans and directs the organisation's activities to achieve stated/agreed targets and standards for financial and trading performance, quality, culture and legislative adherence He directs functions and performance via the executive team He maintains and develops organisational culture, values and reputation in its markets and with all staff, customers, suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies. He executes the responsibilities of a company director according to lawful and ethical standards, according to Layer3 policies. He contributes to strategic planning and development as a member of executive team, and probably keeping and distributing notes and records, reports to executive and management team. He manages departmental performance against agreed targets and budgets, and within policies and standards. He directs and participates in management studies, and reports on complex financial analysis and organizational and administrative policies

2005 to 2005


Startech Connections



Senior Telecommunications Consultant


He supervised and managed the network optimization and migration from the S-CDMA Primewave Communications 3.5Ghz wireless network to Alvarion's 3.5Ghz Breezemax network. The project included installing several base stations within the city as well as upgrade of backbone Internet and design and implementation of a world class network operating center.

2002 to 2005


Startech Connections


Network Group


Head of Operations


He oversaw the engineering department of the company and introduced several innovative technological products and services that increased the revenue of the company substantially. He was responsible for holding technical meetings on behalf of the company and met with vendors, manufacturers and technical partners and made recommendations on equipment purchase and deployment. He oversaw the technical operations of the company which involves managing the staff and making sure the voice and data network ran optimally

He designed and supervised the implementation of complex data and voice networks running on different protocols and platforms and liaised with backbone providers, interconnect partners and other technology/service providers in ensuring agreed quality of service. He interfaced with other functional groups such as Sales, Customer Care and top management.

2000 to 2002


Prodigy International


Network Operations Department


Network Administrator


He was the Head of the IT Team responsible for network administration, installations and support, and general operations of the IT department (Part of team that set up Abuja POP). He was responsible for configuring and maintaining Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Modems, Remote Access Servers, Proxy Servers, Bandwidth Managers and Voice Gateways He installed, Configured, and maintained V-SAT equipment such as Personal Earth Stations, Digital Satellite Modems and DVB satellite receivers/ He designed, implemented and maintained Wireless LANs and MANs (knowledgeable in different brands of Wireless Radio equipment such as D-link, Speedlan, Hyperlink, Orinoco, BreezeNet, Avaya and Cisco Aironet) He designed, maintained and troubleshooted networks on Windows 9x, NT, 2000 and Linux platforms.





Field Operations


Field Engineer


He was involved in the installation and maintenance of various types of satellite systems, PABX systems and Long Range Cordless Telephone systems.

Career Accomplishments:




Professional Appointments

Executive Director, Layer3; Executive Director, Web Indices.


International Who's Who oF Professionals (2008).

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2007   The World Bank   Lead Consultant   He was the Lead Consultant on the Nigerian STEP-B Project where he conducted the Study of Broadband Connectivity for Higher Educational Institutions (HEI)in Nigeria. The study served as the framework for the World bank to issue a $108million loan to HEIs to fund their broadband networks

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was the Lead Consultant on the Nigerian STEP-B Project where he conducted the Study of Broadband Connectivity for Higher Educational Institutions (HEI)in Nigeria. The study served as the framework for the World bank to issue a $108 million loan to HEIs to fund broadband networks for these institutions.
  • He has consulted for several consulting groups, including GLG, on several telecom projects in Nigeria and West Africa.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Telecommunication companies
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is very fluent in English language.


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