Chika Nwobi is the Founder and Managing Partner of L5Lab, a Nigeria based business incubator in the mobile Internet space. Before L5Lab, Chika was co-founder and Group CEO of MTech PLC. Chika led MTech to become the leading mobile content company in Africa with operations in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ivory Coast serving the likes of MTN, Glo, Zain, Virgin Nigeria, Pepsi, Nigerian Breweries and Nokia. He remains a major shareholder and a member of the board of directors.
Prior to MTech, Mr. Nwobi was a consulted for the Ford Foundation, working on a mobile microfinance management systems. He also worked as a consultant for the IFC (World Bank) and Airtuit (USA) where his job involved working with Fortune 500 clients to formulate their wireless strategy to exploit opportunities in M-Commerce.
Mr. Nwobi graduated as an Honors scholar from East Tennessee State University, with a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. He was part of the Nigeria 2025 Scenarios Team and was a nominee for the Future Awards Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Person of The Year, 2007. He has been an invited speaker twice at the GSM Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa.