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Onyeka Akumah

Lagos, Nigeria
Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy - a start-up he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already over the last 10 months, Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms that are focused on increasing food production, impacting on 50,000 small-scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engaging 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture.In addition to being the CEO of Farmcrowdy, he currently seats on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos and was recently selected as one of the Top 25 Global Young Founders in 2017 by the Westerwelle Foundation in Germany.In 2014, he was appointed as a Mentor for Start-ups &Entrepreneurship at the Rise Network, in 2015, he also mentored at the Tony Elumelu Foundation and at the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. He has recently been appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum, 2017 by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria.Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was Chief Commercial Officer of Travelbeta.com – one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies with over 300,000 hotels and flights to over 900 destinations worldwide. He was also the founder of a leading digital management business called ANOZIM Group with three subsidiaries focused on Internet Marketing, Online Publishing and Digital Media Salesclients including GTBank, Cheki.com.ng, TOTAL and The Guardian Newspaper.Onyeka Akumah has been referred to as one of the most creative internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of internet businesses in Nigeria. Prior to his role at Travelbeta.com, he has been involved in Konga.com as former Vice President of Marketing, Jumia.com as former Director of Marketing, Wakanow.com as the Online Marketing Manager, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte in West, East and Central Africa and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.