Charles Ojei is Partner and CEO of HYBR, a Pan African Innovation advisory firm and growth platform for impact scale-ups.
Prior to HYBR, Charles was Director, Enterprise Business at Samsung Electronics West Africa where he was leading and building Samsung Electronics business-to-business, business-to-government and enterprise solutions organization in West Africa. Focusing on high-impact technology projects in education, healthcare, financial services, transportation, hospitality and retail.
With a unique cross-disciplinary background, Charles has created innovative business models to help drive economic and social impact in emerging markets. Alongside almost 20 years of multi-industry experience with Samsung Electronics, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, DuPont and others, Charles has delivered significant value by conceptualizing and leading high impact projects in diverse sectors and markets. Charles is a winner of the HULT Prize regionals in San Francisco and global finalist at the 2013 Hult Prize in New York (The world’s largest business challenge for social good). Charles is a faculty member in the Enterprise Development Centre at the Pan African University. He lectures on technology in business, innovation, sales and marketing.
Charles started his career in computing. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters in Social Entrepreneurship with Distinction from Hult International Business School in Boston and San Francisco, USA. Also, he attended THNK Creative Leadership School in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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