The Head of Marketing at Galaxy Backbone Limited, Mr. Chidi Okpala, yesterday among other selected industry personalities received distinctive recognition as a digital economy enabler in Lagos.

This recognition was given to him at the Top 50 Nigeria’s Digital Economy Enablers 2023, organized by ITEdgeNews in partnership with Techeconomy, ITPulse, TechTv and Tech & Biz.

According to the organisers, Chidi has in his two decades foray in the Information and Communications Technology sector created a niche for himself and has in no small measure contributed to the growth of the digital economy being promoted by the federal government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

“Chidi Okpala has distinguished himself in Nigeria’s digital economy pursuit with the passion and enthusiasm he displays carrying out his duties. He is one of those we can refer to as digital economy champions,” said Dr. Sola Afolabi, Chairman of Top 50 Nigeria’s Digital Economy Enablers 2023 while presenting the recognition plaque to Mr. Chidi Okpala.

Chidi Okpala has spent close to two decades in the Information Technology space creating a niche for himself in Corporate Branding & Communications.

He is an alumnus of the Aberdeen Business School (Robert Gordon University) in the UK where he gained an MSc in Business Management with a core emphasis on Brand & Marketing strategy development for organizations.

He commenced his career with Computer Warehouse Group as a Marketing Communications Assistant; from there he grew, over a short period to becoming Group Head of Marketing & Communications for CWG, helping the organisation expand its territory into the Sub-Saharan African space.

He moved from there to DATAFLEX, where he led the transformation of the brand into becoming one that is felt within the IT space today. He has led Corporate Communications and currently, heads Marketing at Galaxy Backbone (GBB).  During the period he has been there, he has transformed the organisation greatly by bringing the organization into the market via communicating efficiently how GBB is transforming Nigeria’s Digital Economy through its world-class Digital Infrastructures. He is the first REACH Certified Personal Brand Strategist in Nigeria.


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