Co-Founder & Mentor
Ikenna Uzoh – Senior Big Data Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS), UK
Ikenna is an IT and digital professional with years of experience in data analytics, data science, IT project management, and product management. Ikenna is a co-founder and mentor at MetamorphoseAfrica. Ikenna is currently a Senior Big Data Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Before AWS, he was the Global Head of Analytics and Data Science at VisitBritain (British Tourism Authority). During his undergraduate days, he developed a passion for African youths; born into a humble family himself, he understands the struggle of the average youth born in Africa and has decided to empower millions of young Africans through the Metamorphose Africa platform. Ikenna is a proud Nigerian and a Christian who lives and works in the UK.
Henry Nwokemodo – Associate Director, Analytics, Essence, UK
Henry is a Data Analytics professional with 10+ years of experience in informing tactical and strategic business decisions across Leisure, Technology and most recently, Digital Marketing. He spent the first 18 years of his life living in Northern Nigeria, before moving to the UK where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Accounting, and a Masters degree in Operational Research and Management Sciences. Henry is an Associate Director, Analytics at Essence, UK. Henry is a co-founder and mentor at MetamorphoseAfrica. Henry believes his experience growing up in Nigeria and as a young adult in the UK gives him a unique insight into the value of ‘Positioning’, a concept he associates with preparing oneself for the next opportunity. Henry is passionate about enabling the younger generation to be the best versions of themselves.
Obum Ekeke – Global Lead, University Relations and Education Partnerships – DeepMind, UK
Obum is committed to using technology to solve social problems and significantly improve the lives of people around the world. Obum is currently the Global Lead, University Relations and Education Partnerships at DeepMind. Before DeepMind, he was Head of Computing Education Programs, UK & Africa at Google, UK. He was at Google for over a decade. Obum co-founded the Google Educators Groups program, which helps educators in 50+ countries develop the skills needed to use open technologies to provide the best possible education for millions of students. Obum Ekeke holds a Master’s Degree in E-Business Systems from City, University of London and an MBA from Imperial College Business School in London.
Ayo Awoyele – Project Manager at Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK
Ayo is a Project Manager at the department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. His career as a Civil Servant dates back 16 years. He has worked in the Home Office, Forestry Commission, and the Cabinet Office where he acted solely in terms of the public interest implementing policies for the government of the day. Ayo is passionate about giving back to the society, especially young people and helping them to fulfill their full potential. Ayo has a first degree in Applied Biology and a Masters in Project Management.
Chrisa Chatzisavva – Paid Social Business Director at Mindshare, UK
With a diverse background in data and insights, e-commerce, digital media strategy, and political communications, she has led local and global teams in both startups and large agency environments, driving impressive results for clients. After spending a few years in agencies both large and small, she has recently moved from Ogilvy UK to lead the paid social team of Unilever @Mindshare. Chrisa Chatzisavva was named as one of the Digital Mavericks, recognizing women who shake up digital marketing, by Campaign Magazine. Chrisa is Greek and currently living in the UK.
Michael Ocheje – Process Integration Consultant at Dangote, Nigeria
Michael is a programmer and IT consultant with a passion for innovation. He is a Nigerian and resides in Lagos, Nigeria. He has delivered solutions for several brands in the FMCG industry e.g. UACN PLC and Promasidor. He is currently contracted as the lead Process integration consultant in Dangote Cement PLC, Africa’s leading cement producer with operations in 10 African countries. He is known for organizing free programming training for young enthusiasts and has so far been able to produce over 8 world class developers.
Emmanuel Obidiegwu – Software Development Engineer, Amazon, Ireland
Emmanuel is a technology enthusiast with a background in Computer Science. He has experience in software engineering, process optimisation, project management, and team management. He has also worked in multiple industries such as e-commerce, fin-tech, logistics & healthcare. He is currently a Software Development Engineer at Amazon, Ireland. He was a Software Engineer and a Technical Program Manager at Google, Ireland. Born and raised in Nigeria, Emmanuel understands the struggle of an African youth. He is willing to share his experiences and support budding future leaders achieve their goals globally.