Uzoma NwagbaUzoma Nwagba


Nigeria

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Finance

Occupational Position: Chief Operating Officer

Professional History


Uzoma Nwagba has built his expertise at the intersection of technology and finance. Today, he is the Chief Operating Officer of Nigeria’s Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), managing the world’s largest microcredit scheme. GEEP to date has leveraged on the power of a technology-driven operation to disburse and manage a portfolio of two million loans to underbanked Nigerians, demonstrating the biggest advancement of financial inclusion via credit in Africa.

Uzoma started his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs, New York, and then proceeded to be a Product Manager at Microsoft, Redmond, where he received at Gold Star Award, one of the highest honours in the company, for his effective management and leading of a vast mobile technology team. Following an MBA at Harvard Business School, Uzoma returned to Nigeria to a career in private equity at African Capital Alliance, driving investments in financial services and healthcare. This he did prior to making a turn to public service where he felt he could have an impact on a larger scale. Uzoma is passionate about running public enterprises like ethical, results-oriented businesses.

In lighter settings, Uzoma plays the guitar and sings. He is also co-founder of Leadership Seed, an organisation focused on case-based teaching of ethics and governance in high schools.

Qualifications


BSc in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Howard University, Washington DC
MBA Harvard Business School

Programs


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow