Emeka R. NwakanmaCo-founder/CEO
Emeka is the Co-founder/CEO of Tripp where he was responsible for launching Tripp, the first social riding service in Africa based out of Lagos, Nigeria. He is in charge of driving the strategic growth of the company from an early stage start-up to a major player in the urban mobility space.
Before co-founding Tripp, he founded and acted as CEO of Tobeit Consulting, a Lagos, Nigeria based Technology Consultancy which also had operations in Kenya. An experienced management professional, he is respected as an ICT Project Management Expert by his peers. He has worked with Cisco Systems as acting Services Delivery Manager for Africa. He has also worked as Project Management Leader/Manager at Dimension Data as well as Computer Warehouse Group.
He is a graduate of Geology (2002) from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria and also has a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (2010) from the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria.
‘Timi Olanrewaju is the Co-founder/President of Tripp and is responsible for corporate policy formulation as well as as public and customer engagements. He is a seasoned entrepreneur, with professional experience in telecommunications and Agrobusiness. He is an advocate for economic justice striving to make policies in Africa work for inclusive and sustainable development.
He is also the Founder and Executive Director of Lead Africa International, an international non-governmental, non-profit organization registered in Stuttgart, Germany with the main purpose of creating and facilitating platforms that focus on capacity-building, cultural exchange, and securing partnerships for the development of Africans and people of African descent. Timi is a passionate speaker on developmental issues relating to Africa. He has been a guest speaker at different functions internationally, including the 2018 German-African Summit in Stuttgart, Germany organized by IHK Stuttgart and the Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.
A passionate advocate for African cultural renaissance, he was also a pioneer board member of Intro Afrika and one of the key drivers of the planning of the first Yoruba Drum Festival and workshops held at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany in 2012. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Lagos, Nigeria. ‘Timi has attended numerous leadership courses with certifications from leading institutions around the world.
Chijioke “C.J” OkwunakweCo-founder/CTO
Chijioke Okwunakwe is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Tripp. He was responsible for creating the software and technology platforms for the first social riding service in Africa. He continues to chart the technology roadmap that will position Tripp as the major player in urban and country mobility on the continent.
Before co-founding Tripp in 2018, Cj founded and acted as Chief Executive Officer of Omazim Storefronts, a 2014 startup that built Corra™ - an intelligent retail and geo-commerce software for small and medium sized retailers and businesses.
He began his career in 2005 at First Bank of Nigeria, but quit banking in 2010 and pursued his technology passions in software. In 2012, he secured an international position with Tetra Arabia in Saudi Arabia as a Well Completions Field Supervisor.
He graduated from the University of Port Harcourt in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysics.