CWG Appoints Phillip Obioha Board Chairman
CWG Plc formerly known as Computer Warehouse Group Plc, Nigeria’s largest system integration company, has appointed Phillip Obioha as the chairman of its Board of Directors.
He takes over from Abiodun Fawunmi, who still remains on the board as a non-executive director.
A statement issued and signed by the company’s Group Head, Brand and Marketing Communications, Mrs. Anthonia Ehanmo, Obioha as a highly experienced technology expert, who until his recent appointment was a non-executive director and served as the Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of the Board.
The statement read in part, “He was, from inception, one of the strategic steering members of the then Computer Warehouse Group, and held several key positions in the business.
“He led the former Communications Division of Computer Warehouse Group Plc to become the foremost provider of networks to corporate organisations, which was instrumental to the establishment of online banking in the Nigerian financial industry.”
It added, “Obioha also held the position of the chief operating officer of the group for about 18 years and contributed to the planned growth of the Computer Warehouse into a group with diversified interest in communications, software engineering, and hardware infrastructure.
“He saw to the geographical diversification of the group with the establishment of subsidiary companies in Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon. He also saw to the institutionalising of the company, implementing systems and processes up till the successful listing of the Computer Warehouse Group at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. His portfolio under the umbrella of the group operations included the Group Finance, Projects, Human Resources, Quality & Metrics, Internal IT Systems and Administration.”
He has more than 28 years of cognitive experience in the Information Technology industry and trained as an electrical engineer, with specialisation in digital electronics at West Virginia University, United States of America, and also holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School/IESE, according to the statement.