Meet Promise C. Okwuchukwu, a dynamic and multi-talented individual with aspirations to redesign Africa’s hardware infrastructure for the best. As a budding law student in his freshman year, Promise guided his team to the finals of a British parliamentary debate hosted by the student body of the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria.
Promise is a skilled professional with a diverse set of talents spanning UX design, hardware engineering, entrepreneurship, team leadership, and outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. In 2019, Phil.com.ng, an ecommerce startup dedicated to creating a grocery supply chain for over 200,000 students in Eastern Nigeria, recognized his potential and brought him on board as Chief Operating Officer. Within a mere 10 months, he was able to increase the company’s revenue by an impressive 60%.
Promise is also a dynamic entrepreneur with a fervent commitment to developing companies from within. His exceptional talent for attracting top-notch, cohesive, and high-performing professionals is unparalleled, and he boasts a proven track record of directing workgroups with exceptional precision. In 2020, he was sought out by the University of Nigeria to spearhead the creation of an Education Hub that would incubate, cultivate, and unleash the potential of university talent in the 21st century workforce, making it the first of its kind in the South-Eastern region of Nigeria. In 2021, his entrepreneurial talent was recognized as he advanced to the training round of the esteemed Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship program, where he had the opportunity to connect with prominent industry leaders and key stakeholders. This achievement is a testament to his impressive business acumen. In that year, he collaborated in leading a group of five student engineers to create an environmentally-friendly housing proct utilizing 3D printing technology. Their exceptional efforts secured a place in the top 1% of the competition.
In 2022, he played a key role in developing a groundbreaking solar cell technology utilizing perquisite material as part of a team of renowned scientists from laboratories worldwide. This achievement led his team to the finals of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Tertiary Institution Entrepreneurship Scheme (TIES) program, where he pitched to a panel of financial moguls and stakeholders in the Nigerian Banking sector and networked with CEOs of Nigeria’s top-tier banks. He also became Tongston’s entrepreneur of the year, receiving a grant for his innovative idea that same year.
In 2023, his essay was selected as one of the winners of the Centre for Climate Change and Development (CCCD) essay competition, and will be included in the charter of demands for the next President of Nigeria. With a rich background in project management, team leadership, and digital marketing, Promise is diligent, results-driven, and adept at propelling projects forward, promoting team unity, and achieving outstanding outcomes. With Promise on your team, success is not merely an objective but an assured accomplishment