The board of Directors of CWG Plc, Nigeria’s largest system integration company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Engr. Phillip Obioha as the Chairman of its Board of Directors.
A statement issued and signed by the company’s Group Head, Brand and Marketing Communications, Mrs. Anthonia Ehanmo, says Obioha’s appointment follows the stepping down of Mr. Abiodun Fawunmi, who remains on the board as a Non-Executive Director.
The statement described Obioha as a highly experienced technology expert, who until his recent appointment was a Non-Executive Director on the board and served as the Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee (FARCOM) of the Board.
He was from inception, one of the strategic steering members of the then Computer Warehouse Group, and held several key positions in the business. He led the former Communications Division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc to become the foremost provider of Networks to corporate organizations, which was instrumental to the establishment of Online banking in the Nigerian Financial Industry
Mr. Obioha, also held the position of the Chief Operating Officer of the Group for about 18 years’ and contributed to the planned growth of Computer Warehouse Company, into a group with diversified interest in Communications, Software Engineering, and Hardware Infrastructure. He saw to the geographical diversification of the group with the establishment of Subsidiary Companies in Ghana, Uganda and Cameroun. He also saw to the institutionalizing of the company, implementing systems and processes up till the successful listing of the Computer Warehouse Group at the Nigerian Stock exchange. His portfolio under the umbrella of the group operations included, the Group Finance, Projects, Human Resources, Quality & Metrics, Internal IT systems and Administration.
He has more than 28 years of cognitive experience in the Information Technology industry. He trained as an Electrical Engineer, with specialization in Digital Electronics at West Virginia University, USA. He also holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School / IESE.
Phillip is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Information Management. He is also a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineer (IEEE, USA), Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG, corporate) and the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS). He was conferred with the Titans of Tech award by Technology Africa in 2015