Ikechukwu NnamaniPresident at Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON)
Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani is very active in promoting forward looking industry policies for the growth of the telecom industry across Africa working with both regulators as well as operators to achieve this goal. He currently acts as the President and Chief Executive of the premier telecom body in Nigeria - the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). With over 100 member companies, ATCON’s membership cuts across all sectors of the telecom and ICT industry in Nigeria including: Telephone Operators (PNL/Fixed Line Operators, MNOs/IDAs Operators), Infrastructure Providers (Interconnect, Data Centre Operators, Towers/Base Stations Providers); Internet Services Providers (ISP) (Wholesale Segment, Retail Segment), Value Added Services Providers (VAS), Over The Top (OTT) Players, FINTECH/e-Commerce Operators, Telecom/ICT Equipment Manufacturers, Telecom/ICT Consulting firms, and Telecom/ICT Equipment Dealers. He is also recently served as an Executive Board member of Nigerian Internet Registration Association, the organization responsible for managing Nigeria's Country Code Top Level Domain (.ngTLD)
Engr. Nnamani is also the Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communication Limited. Under his leadership the Medallion datacenter in Lagos is rated the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region being the number 1 peering point for the region and boosting all submarine cables in the region, long distance providers, metro fiber providers, mobile services providers, fixed services providers, OTT providers, Internet Exchange, VAS providers, and global Tier1 service providers, amongst others. He has also promoted the establishment telecom infrastructure in several African countries including Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Angola amongst others.
Engr. Nnamani has won several national and international awards for his contribution to the growth of telecoms and ICT industry in the global information technology space. He was recently awarded the 2021 Outstanding Promoter of ICT for National Development Award at the Titans of Tech Hall of Fame Awards.
Engr. Nnamani holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University, Nashville, USA.