Nigerian Wins Top Africa Technology Award

Mr. Austin Kwesi Okere
Mr. Austin Kwesi Okere

Technology Africa, organizers of Titans of Tech Award has recognized the Chief Executive Officer of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Mr. Austin Kwesi Okere with the award ‘Technology Africa Personality of the Year 2012″.

The annual award recognizes those who are making a difference through their contribution either directly or indirectly in increasing African contents in ICT products and services in the emerging market.

Okere has contributed immensely to the growth of ICT in Africa, especially in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Hardware, Software, Internet, IT Education, IT Security and Telecommunications, and was recognized in that capacity by Technology Africa.

CWG, with offices in Kampala, is Africa’s leading indigenous ICT Company and they recently opened its world of ICT solutions to the Ugandan market.

This new entry into East Africa marks yet another remarkable milestone in the history of this growing technology company.

CWG started out as a small company selling DELL computers to businesses in Nigeria in 1992 earning the company the rare position of being the first partners to the DELL Corporation in Nigeria.

It grew from being a computer hardware sales company to become one of the fastest growing ICT companies in Africa, providing hardware and infrastructure solutions, communications and networking solutions as well as software applications and deployment to all the business sectors; Financials, Telcoms, Manufacturing etc.

Okere is a renowned innovator in ICT and an ardent entrepreneurial crusader. He has received a number of accolades including an invitation to teach at the Columbia Business School in 2010 and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 and 2012 where he encouraged the investors, industrialists, academics and students with the amassing success story of the CWG group.

His achievement has been replicated in various Entrepreneurship Development Centres and Business Schools in Nigeria, US, Tanzania, Kenya, among other countries.

Presenting the award to Austin Okere, Nigerian Senator Gbenga Obadara – Chairman – Senate committee on Privatization commended the outstanding job done.

“We are proud of you and you have indeed portrayed Nigeria’s image positively globally”.

Speaking about the award from the Kampala office, Mr. Michael Manzi, Country Manager hailed Okere as a leader in ICT thinker in Africa whose vision for CWG is to deliver quality to his customers

“Our policy is to deliver IT solutions that will add value to our customers’ operations, meet and exceed their expectation and we deliver them right the first time and all the time,” said Mr. Manzi

“Under Mr. Okere, we believe in and pursue an excellent service culture. We believe that there is one global standard and this is why we partner with the best to deliver this.” He added.