Mr Obinna Ekezie is the Founder & Managing Director of one of the fastest growing and largest Internet travel sites in Africa, Wakanow.com, which was established after an initial experiment with a travel website, Zeeptravel.com.
He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland – Robert H. Smith College of Business, Maryland U.S.A and with a Minor degree in IBM Total Quality Management , Minor from the same institution.
A talented strategist and tactician, his leadership offerings, strategic insights, and advice for market differentiation helped to secure Wakanow as the fifth fastest growing company in Nigeria within a short time.
A professional basketball player, his sojourn in the United States was remarkable with him signing on to attend and play basketball for the University of Maryland at College Park in 1995.
He later competed at the highest levels in two continents while contributing to the success of teams including the Vancouver Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta Hawks, amongst others.
Mr Ekezie is also the founder/chairman of African Basketball League, established to develop innovative organizational models in African Basketball.