Emeka Nwachinemere
CEO, Kitovu Technology Company

Emeka is a technology enthusiast passionate about the transformation of Africa into the global food hub. How will the world be able to feed 9.7 billion people by 2050 is one question that he is fixated on finding answers to – and is also the focus of his startup, Kitovu Technology Company, a UN STI 2020 winner.

He is a fellow of the Social Innovation Programme, a recipient of the Total Startupper Awards for Innovation and the Nigerian Innovation Awards, both in 2016. He is a 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme Alumni, and was named part of the Africa Price shortlist of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2018. He also won the 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action competition in 2017, placing first out of 743 teams from 118 countries.

Emeka is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He has also received specialised training on Business and Entrepreneurship from Enterprise Development Center, Pan African University, Lagos.