Engr. Obioha Ezekwesiri (ICT)
Profile Summary: Born in Port Harcourt, River State of Nigeria, I am from Nkwerre in IMO state of Nigeria and was brought up at Aba, Abia State of Nigeria. As a matter of truth, I am one of those Nigerians who divorced their fatherland because of challenges we faced in most parts of Nigeria, I succeeded in crossing over to Europe only to discover that life is not easy abroad either. As I had no money to directly travel to Europe, I first traveled to Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. From there, I traveled via a Ship to Spain, spent 16 days on the Atlantic Ocean. On arrival to Spain, I spent one year in three Spanish cities (Valencia, Madrid and Roketas de Mar) before moving to Holland and then Germany. From Germany, I traveled to Portugal and then back to Holland where I enrolled in school and studied computer Science. Since after my graduation, I have worked in the ICT sector for both the Dutch government and the Dutch private sector as Systems Administrator, Systems/Network Engineer, Information Manager, ICT consultant and Technology Researcher. Having lived and worked in Europe/Netherlands for the past 17 years, I decided to travel back to support the development of our beloved country - Nigeria. I came back on the invitation of the Federal Government of Nigeria and participated on the 4th Science and Technology conference held in Tinapa, Calabar; where 250 members of the Nigerian Diaspora in the ICT sector from all over the world participated. With so many years in the ICT sector and experience in Government and private sector ICT, I wish to practically utilize the acquired knowledge to the benefit of all Nigerians/Africans and in support of the Federal Government's Transformation Agenda. A reason to deploy The National Computer Literacy Campaign which is based on train-the-trainer methodology and a corresponding National Computer literacy Television programme titled: The National Click (Computer ABCD). While in Nigeria, I was the CEO of African Business Channel of Daarsat (AIT), CEO 2020 Technologies & Solutions Ltd, Founder ICT Park Abuja and today, I consult for the Federal Govdernment of Nigeria on NaijaInventor project through the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP). Specialties Government Lobbyist, Investment promotion and management, Foreign Investor's part-finder, Africa's Emerging market Consultant, Educator (Flying Teacher, Artkids Foundation), Entrepreneur, Adviser, ICT consultant, Project Development Consultant, trader etc. Experience CEO-Africa Elated Bliss Holland Elated Bliss Holland Since June 2005 - Present I have been in charge of the smooth running of Elated Bliss in Africa. I also coordinate all promotion and sales of consumable goods to the Nigeria's/Africa's emerging markets. Technology Adviser Artkids Foundation Was one of the Information Managers Corus group (now Tata) My team (Corus Information Services) catered for the health of 32.000 computers. We did this in collaboration with our Indian partners on system troubleshooting Organizer The Hague Dialogue 2007 The Hague Area, Netherlands Provoked by the present condition of most marketplaces in Africa, I resigned as a system Administrator and founded Lucrative Global International (LGHi) with the goal of renovating and/ or reconstructing the African Marketplaces. With the help of Dutch government's Ministry of Development Cooperation and NCDO, HIVOS and the then Plan Netherland, we started the renovation of Afunne Market @ Umungasi Aba, Abia state of Nigeria. So far, we have putting smile on the faces of those innocent mothers who have neither roof above their head (and thus endured the painful heat of Africa) nor toilet to answer the necessary call of nature. The project stopped when we discovered that most European governments are not in support of developing the African economy... Unwritten constitution. System Administrator Housing Cooperation EMM Zandvoort, Holland The City of Zandvoort in Holland is a tourist city with plenty of water and beaches. It has a population of more then three hundred thousand (300.000) inhabitants. Via Hexapole automation BV, I was assigned the duty of Systems administration. Our company took over this important service from Getronics ICT, one of the largest ICT firms in Holland. I handled the smooth running of their systems at all times System Administrator Edit Hexapole Automation BV Hexapole Automatons BV, Beverwijk, NH Netherlands 2001 - 2004 System/Network Administrator and Engineer I was employed by Hexapole Automation BV Beverwijk , Holland as System/Network Administrator and Engineer and was assigned the duty of rendering same and other ICT related services to the below listed companies on daily bases. GWOC Velsen Noord - System/Network Administrator/Engineer DEMAC in Culumburg - System/Network Administrator/Engineer Mallinckrodt Petten - System/Network Administrator/Engineer Forbo in Kromenie - System/Network Administrator/Engineer BT vastgoed Beverwijk - System/Network Administrator/Engineer Hocochrome (Corus) Velsen Noord - System/Network Administrator/Engineer System/Network Administrator/Engineer Van Gool BV Beverwijk Van Gool BV deals on the manufacturing of automobile spare parts and chains of various sizes. I was the Systems/Network administrator and engineer in charge of two Microsoft servers and workstations. Confronted with practical computing, System Challenges and troubleshooting, I acquired enormous experience. My job then included but was not limited to: Software Installations and Configuration, Hardware and Drivers installations and configuration, Anti-virus installations and Configurations, Systems Diagnostics, Backups rotation and configuration, updates and upgrades, User Administration, DHCP, DNS and Router Configurations, Printer Installation and Configuration, Internet connectivity and troubleshooting, Remote Admin and Online Research etc. 2nd Level troubleshooter HP, Amsterdam Slotterdaijk (via Sykes), After my graduation, I was employed as assistant service desk Manager by Sykes Slotterdijk Amsterdam for HP, department of Pavilion computers. My work then included computer helpdesk (troubleshooting, installations, configuration and advising via the telephone. It was at HP Amsterdam that I got my initial ICT experience. Languages Igbo English Spanish Pigeon English Dutch See my professional profile here (to be updated)
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