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.
In addition to being the CEO of Farmcrowdy, Onyeka currently seats on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos including CoSign and WaraCake while constantly seeking for ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology.
He was named 2017 Tech Startup CEO of the Year at the Nigeria Technology Awards as well as one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in Africa by the African Youth Forum in Egypt. In 2017, he was appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria and was recently made one of the youngest members of the Honorary Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry in recognition of his innovative way of fusing Technology with Agriculture while empowering thousands of farmers.
Onyeka graduated from the Sikkim Manipal University, India where he obtained a distinction in his first degree in Applied Information Technology. He decided to fuse Digital Marketing with the skills and learning experience he had acquired while focusing on the user experience and the customer journey of selling products and services online. 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.
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 is married to Edith Akumah and they have two sons.