Chukwuka Monye is the Managing Partner of Ciuci Consulting, a management-consulting firm. He is also the founder of iQube, a knowledge sharing platform. His experience covers various functions in industries including financial services, telecoms, media, entertainment and retail. He has strong functional capabilities in formulating corporate strategies, development strategy initiatives, organization and technology. At Ciuci, Chukwuka is promoting an unconventional approach to enterprise development and nation building that is rarely seen in the Nigerian environment. His belief in developing capacity led him to concentrate on growing the company from scratch by literally schooling his team in the practice of consulting. The firm has undertaken several landmark projects as well as developed several initiatives aimed at taking the capacity building focus to corporate Nigeria and the larger society.
Furthermore, Ciuci has undertaken several projects with high social impact particularly in sectors such as agriculture and healthcare on a pro bono basis as a sign of its commitment to its ideals. This ideology remains a key part of the company’s philosophy even as the firm continues to expand rapidly as evidenced by the scope and volume of the projects it has undertaken since its inception.
Prior to Ciuci Consulting, Chukwuka worked as the Chief Marketing Officer of one of Nigeria’s largest internet backbone companies. He led the team that facilitated the development of the country’s first citywide WiMax network, providing wireless internet access to Nigeria’s Federal Capital. He has also worked as an independent consultant for several companies including a software company where he led the team that built Nigeria’s first college portal. Several universities in Nigeria today are beneficiaries of the project. Chukwuka started his career in the United States, where he worked as an analyst at Citigroup’s private client business in Florida, before becoming the branch manager of a credit union.
Chukwuka obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Warner University, Florida where he graduated with honors and was also the first black student union president. He received several awards including “who’s who” in American Universities and Colleges’ and the United States achievement academy award given to top students in the country. He has also attended management programmes at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
Roland has 25 years of experience in software engineering and project management at significant technology and telecommunications companies. He has expertise in large-scale software development (operating systems and programming environments), telecommunications protocols, standards development, and the recruitment and management of engineering teams. His experience includes large technology companies (MAI, Data General, AT&T) and classic Silicon Valley startups (Forethought, Go and Eo). He also spent almost four years as CTO for CLB Associates, a leading Silicon Valley strategic advisory and investment-banking firm.
Roland was the original developer of vCard, the “electronic business card” exchange format. He is the author of several computer textbooks, and was the prime contractor for the development of Internet services on several Pacific Island nations, including Micronesia and Guam. He uses his exceptional technical and strategic skills to advise clients, to assess the technological advantages and competitive landscape of intellectual property, and to review the scope of proposed alliances, partnerships and joint ventures. Beneath the technical brilliance, Roland is an artist at heart, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts.
With over 17 years of international experience in brand, marketing and business development, Steven Posner currently works as an Associate Consultant at Ciuci Consulting. Steven’s work as a consultant has included numerous clients including, Sony, UK, Sol Melia (leading Spanish Hotel Chain), Deutsche Bank, Towers Perrin, Contax (leading business development advisory firm in the Gulf region), Suburban Telecom (leading diversified telecommunications company in West Africa, Reliance (India), Harrah’s (USA), Carreker (leading Revenue Enhancement firm for Retail banking) and IE (leading business school in Madrid).
Steven is an Associate Professor in brand and marketing in Madrid’s Instituto de Empresa Business School. Steven is a native of Colombia, has a BA in European History from Brown University and attended Citicorp’s Institute for Global Finance