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 1st Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 1,500 small-scale farmers already in their first 5 months, Farmcrowdy is 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.
Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka in the capacity of Chief Commercial Officer, launched Travelbeta.com – one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies with over 300,000 hotels and flights to over 900 destinations worldwide. He also was the founder of a leading digital management business called ANOZIM Group with three subsidiaries focused on Internet Marketing, Online Publishing and Digital Media Sales clients 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 current role at Travelbeta.com, he has been involved in Konga.com as their former Vice President of Marketing, Jumia.com as their former Director of Marketing in Jumia.com, Wakanow.com as their former Online Marketing Manager while E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte in West, East and Central Africa and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.
Onyeka graduated top of his class with a First Class/Distinction from the Sikkim Manipal University, India where he obtained his first degree in Applied Information Technology. He has been nominated for several awards including Digital Marketing Personality of the Year 2015 award from the Nigerian Technology Awards and received many awards for his efforts in his area while running an MBA program with specialism in Marketing at the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland.
Married with two sons, Onyeka currently seats on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos while constantly seeking for ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology.