Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem
Telecommunications expert, statesman and administrator
He made his mark in the telecommunication industry long before the advent of GSM. He was an industry expert and leading advocate of telecom reforms so the industry could play a pivotal role In Nigeria’s transformation. As CEO of Telecom Group, a foremost Information Technology Company, Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem also serves as National President of the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria and former President of the Nigeria Internet Group.
An old boy of the Queen of Apostles Seminary, Afaha Obong, Abak and an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife) Ile-Ife. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Physics, Masters Degree in Physics, Masters Degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering (Microcomputer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering) and a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Computer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering). He did his Post-PhD fellowship research work (Computer-based Real-Time Data Communication in PSTN) in the Networking and Radio Propagation Laboratory of the UNESCO ICTP, Trieste, Italy.
Among many other National and international engagements, Dr Ekuwem served as a Member of the Presidential Committee on Internet fraud and cybercrime.
As a mark of special recognition of the contributions of Dr. Emmanuel E. Ekuwem to the growth of ICT in Nigeria, then President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in the year 2001 identified him as the “most productive individual” and conferred on him the prestigious award – the National Productivity Order of Merit – NPOM.
He was appointed Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government by Governor Udom Emmanuel in January 2018. Since assumption of office, he has brought his wealth of experience to bear on the daily demands of his job and the running of the state’s political administration.
A recipient of over 110 awards, recognitions and chieftaincy titles, Dr. Ekuwem is a devout Christian of the Catholic faith and speaks excellent English, excellent French and excellent Italian.
Akwa Ibom State Celebrates a seasoned, focused and committed professional.