Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Farmcrowdy – a startup he founded in September 2016 and is currently referred to as Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Impacting on the lives of over 2,000 small-scale farmers already over the last 10 months, Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms that are focused on increasing food production, impacting on 50,000 small-scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engaging 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture.
Prior to Farmcrowdy, Onyeka was Chief Commercial Officer of Travelbeta.com – one of Nigeria’s leading online travel agencies with over 300,000 hotels and flights to over 900 destinations worldwide. He was also the founder of a leading digital management business called ANOZIM Group with three subsidiaries focused on Internet Marketing, Online Publishing and Digital Media Salesclients including GTBank, Cheki.com.ng, TOTAL and The Guardian Newspaper.
Onyeka Akumah has been referred to as one of the most creative internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of internet businesses in Nigeria. Prior to his role at Travelbeta.com, he has been involved in Konga.com as former Vice President of Marketing, Jumia.com as former Director of Marketing, Wakanow.com as the Online Marketing Manager, E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte in West, East and Central Africa and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria.
Onyeka graduated top of his class with a First Class from the Sikkim Manipal University, India where he obtained his first degree in Applied Information Technology. He has been nominated for several awards including winning the Digital Marketing Personality of the Year 2015, Technology CEO of the Year 2017 award from the Nigerian Technology Awards and Top 2017 Global Young Entrepreneurs by the Westerville Foundation, Germany. Onyeka has mentored both at the Rise Network and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Recently, he was appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria.