Leo Stan Ekeh was born on February 22, 1956. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Punjab University, India, and a Post Graduate Degree in Risk Management from Nottingham University, England but with a passion for the ICT sector.
Billionaire Leo Stan Ekeh was of the view that aspiring to become an entrepreneur in the 21st century and particularly in a country like Nigeria, comes with tough choices.
According to him, the configuration of successful entrepreneurship should cover the following; Common sense, 40% common sense, knowledge of the business 40% and spirituality 20%, noting that without these elements navigating the business environment will be difficult.
Apart from being a top player in the computer business, he has his hands in many pies, including oil and gas and real estate, among others. He is a brilliant businessman with the proverbial Midas touch, as anything he touches turns into gold.
Little wonder, when he bought over the moribund Konga, his competitors were jittery. The reason is not far-fetched. He knows when to invest and when not to.
Society Watch gathered that within a spate of two years, he alongside his son, Nnamdi, who is the managing director of Konga, has turned the online market place around, positioning it as the number one online shopping mall in the country, while also gaining global recognition.
It was also gathered that Konga was tipped to break the shopping record of China’s online supermarket, Alibaba, despite the stiff competition from its rival, Jumia, which holds the Black Friday record in Nigeria.
First-rate Indian trained economist and risk Manager. Was honoured as an ICON of Hope by President Olusegun Obasanjo October 1st, 2002. Leo-Stan Ekeh is known for leading a team that delivered the largest single ICT project in Sub Saharan Africa.
Under his leadership, the Group was responsible for the technology backbone in the 2007 and 2011 voters’ registration. As a result of his hard work and tremendous dedication, the Zinox Group has grown to become one of the most integrated and innovative ICT companies in Africa.
Despite his genius and acclaimed successes, the group chairman of Zinox Tech Group and now owner of Konga.com, a shopping site, is unusually humble. He is a workaholic no doubt, but he is highly spiritual and sophisticated too.
Ekeh, better known as Africa’s leading digital entrepreneur, has pioneered and delivered the largest ICT projects in the continent, quietly, with few of his companies. It is his philanthropy that wins hearts, among other traits thus his investiture as an ICON of Hope for Nigerian Youths by former President Olusegun Obasanjo as far back as October 1, 2001.