Chika Nwobi Founder & CEO, L5Lab
Chika is the Founder and CEO of L5Lab, the tech-focused venture firm responsible for incubating Jobberman (West Africa’s top jobs portal) and Cheki.com.ng (Nigeria’s top cars portal).
Before L5, Chika played a pioneering role in the mobile content industry in Nigeria as Co-Founder and CEO of MTech. Chika was also a founding director of Wireless Application Service Providers Association of Nigeria (WASPAN) and has led consulting engagements for Ford Foundation and IFC on mobile money and micropayments technology in Nigeria.
Chika graduated as an Honors scholar from East Tennessee State University, USA, with a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science. He has taken courses in Strategy (INSEAD), Corporate Finance (INSEAD), Financial Accounting (INSEAD), HR Strategy (Tsinghua University China), Supply Chain (Tsinghua), and Agile Software Methodology (Oxford University).
Chika 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 served as a mentor for Fate Foundation Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program and as a judge for LEAP Africa’s Youth Leadership Awards and the Federal Government’s YOUWIN business plan competition.