Research ICT Africa has appointed Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman of Open Media Communications Limited, as a member of its Board of Directors.
In a statement by Executive Director of Research ICT Africa, Alison Gillwald, notes: “It is a privilege to welcome Ndukwe, one of the fathers of African telecoms regulation and former head of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to assist us to carry on with our mission to develop research capacity and undertake research that facilitates informed policy making and regulation for improved access, use and application of ICT for social development and economic growth”.
Ndukwe who also heads the Centre for Infrastructure Policy, Regulation and Advancement (CIPRA) at Lagos Business School, is a professional telecommunications engineer, corporate executive and public servant with over 35 years of international experience in the telecommunications industry and in corporate executive management, majority of which have been in top management positions in private multi-national companies and in government.
He is a graduate of the University of Ife and an alumnus of Lagos Business School, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM) and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, FAEng. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in February 2000. Under his tenure, the Commission witnessed tremendous growth and transformation, earning a reputation as a transparent and open agency that delivered on its mandate.