Former Tigo Chief Operations Officer to inspire leadership in young professionals


The forum, dubbed ‘Kick Start’, is under theme ‘The Big Picture — How would you like to remembered beyond your career and business success’ and will take place at the Coconut Grove Hotel in Accra on Thursday, 25th February 2016 at 6pm,

The forum also seeks to promote ethical and visionary leadership in the market place, and create a platform for young professionals to connect with potential mentors who can enrich their careers.

“The 21st century is about value, so I am looking forward to sharing time-tested principles for work and life that can help young professionals be more productive,” said Mr. Banigbe, who is a managing partner at Silver Rock Technology Services — a private consulting company providing advisory and programme management services for organisations operating in the information and communication technology sector.

He said: “This forum will help young professionals to discover purpose and meaning beyond the rat-race of today’s market place, so that they become more intentional with their life’s mission and contribute to society”.

With over 17 years’ experience in the telecommunication industry, Mr. Banigbe is a technology business leader; inspirational speaker, personal life coach, and mentor to young entrepreneurs and business professionals.

At Tigo Ghana he was responsible for driving the overall operations strategy for the business. He also functioned as Acting Chief Operating Officer for the company, as well as Chief Technical Officer.

Before joining Tigo Ghana he was the Chief Technical Officer for Tigo Tanzania, where he helped drive the business’s technology strategy in the East African country.

Earlier in his career Femi worked with Airtel Nigeria as the Director of Network Operations. He also worked with Ericsson, the world’s leading telecommunication equipment and service provider, for a couple years in several capacities — the last being Network Support Group Manager for Access and Transport Networks.

Femi also serves on the advisory boards of a several corporate and non-profit organisations spread across the African continent.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

He is also a product of the Ericsson Management Development Programme, and of the London Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.