Managing Partner at Silver Rock Technology Services has been appointed to the Kirusa Advisory Board.
Silver Rock is an Advisory and execution support firm with interest in Telecom, Media and Digital industries.
Prior to co-founding Silver Rock, Femi was the Chief Operations Officer of Millicom Ghana (operators of Tigo Mobile Network) where he also functioned as the acting Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer (CTO).
Before this, Obafemi was the Chief Technical Officer for Millicom Tanzania and has held leadership roles in Airtel, Celtel & V-Mobile in Nigeria.
He has also worked in Ericsson during his early career in several capacities.
Mr. Banigbe holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria.
He has done an Advance Management Programme at the London Business School and also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.
Commenting on his joining the advisory board, Femi says, “Over the years, Kirusa has evolved to be one of the most dynamic and innovative players in the mobile messaging, social media, and mobile marketing solutions in the emerging markets.
The passion and the constant drive to improve on existing products while leveraging new technologies in a consumer-centric manner has helped Kirusa maintain its innovative brand positioning over the years.”
He said “I am delighted to be joining Kirusa’s advisory board at this time. I am eagerly looking forward to supporting the management and team as they are set to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities that exist in the African region.”
Obafemi Banigbe has joined Kirusa at a crucial juncture as the company is moving forward with plans of diversification and product differentiation.
“Femi is a highly respected leader in the technology Industry,” says Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder & CEO of Kirusa, “We are pleased to welcome him on our advisory board and look forward to his expertise and strategic ideas to help us in our journey.”