Ike began his professional career as an intern in the financial services industry in the United Kingdom. He relocated to South Africa in 2004, where he worked in several industries including automotive, FMCG, consumer electronics, information technology and telecommunications. His roles were mainly strategy and sales-focussed in rapidly growing organisations, within businesses with significant interest in expanding into Sub-Saharan Africa – both in the private & public sectors. His professional responsibilities have included the successful establishment and growth of business ventures in over 25 African countries.
He has held several senior positions in global organisations including Managing Director (West Africa) for Brandtone, where was responsible for developing and executing the commercial sales strategy as well as driving and managing key relationships with partners to grow revenue base in a sustainable pattern. He joined Brandtone from InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile advertising network, where he was Business Development Director (Africa). Prior to InMobi, he was Go-to-Market Director (Sub-Saharan Africa) at LG Electronics. He was responsible for developing and executing strategies to drive and improve performance of sales units and marketing departments with the view to grow business by increased revenue and volume sales with critical focus on driving profitability.
He introduced innovative tools, systems and processes that have had significant positive impact on LG’s business performance.
Ike is on the board of several companies including Axton Matrix, in which capacity, he is responsible for developing and executing the marketing and growth strategy.
He graduated with a BSc in Information Systems from Richmond, the American International University in London (2002) and has also completed an MA in Marketing Management from Middlesex University (2003). He maintains professional memberships in Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE).