Updated: May 30
“ The honour is carrying me like an ocean. Thank you for the opportunity to extend the opportunities African small businesses have to scale. God bless.”
Mr Kenneth Igiri, B.Eng, MBA, FIMC, CMC, Enterprise Architect & Iwineti Africa
South Africa, 18 May 2022, Coronet Blockchain Pty Limited today announced Kenneth Igiri the coronet48 Board Effectively from 25 May 2022. Mr. Kenneth Igiri will serve as a member of the Advisory Board. Following the appointment of Mr Kenneth Igiri, the Board will comprise 14 directors, 10 of whom are independent
“ It has been established that truly ambidextrous people - those with a mastery of usage of both the left & the right hand - only make up about 1 percent of the population. Kenneth is an extraordinary leader with left & right hand capabilities. With both creative and analytical know-how. As an Enterprise Architect & Data Architect, leader, his prowess is unparalleled. As a Conversation Strategist, Podcaster and Digital Hotelier his ability to hold board-level and digital conversations is unmatched, making him a rare find of a leader, and deal maker. His humanity shines through in all he does, especially his hospitality and down to earth type excellence.”
Mr Shadrack Kubyane co-Founder & CEO of Coronet Blockchain
Kenneth Igiri is an experienced IT Professional with over fifteen years’ hands-on experience in Networking, Service Management, Application Support and Database Management. Kenneth has worked in a variety of environments ranging from small companies like Mobilenet Tech ISP to global giants such as Airtel Nigeria and Ecobank Group. In mid-2019, Kenneth took up and new challenge in the field of Enterprise Architecture. He currently works with eProcess International – Ecobank Group’s technology hub – as part of a team of equally astute professionals who coordinate the design of services built in Ecobank Group to deliver value to customers in Africa and the rest
of the world.
Kenneth is very well versed in Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL Database technologies having spent most of his career working in this area. He is also well trained in related technologies such as Veritas NetBackup, Cloud Computing. At different points in his career, Kenneth Igiri has acquired certifications in Cisco Networking (Routing and Switching), Service Management (IT Infrastructure Library), Databases (Microsoft SQL Server), and Clouding Computing (Amazon Web Services). Before moving to Enterprise Architecture, for one and a half years, he led a team of sixteen Database Administrators who managed Ecobank Group’s Database infrastructure on a day to day basis. His expertise is also represented in a decent number of technical articles published on popular online blogs - SQL Server Central, MS SQL Tips and Coding Sight.
On the academic angle, Kenneth is a graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri where he obtained a B.Eng. in Electronic & Computer Engineering. He also holds an MBA from UniCAF University and is currently studying Enterprise Architecture Management with Arden University. When not working or studying, Kenneth can be found writing faith-based fiction, spending time with his wife and two adorable kids or actively participating in worship and serving at International Central Gospel Church, Accra under Dr. Mensa Otabil. Despite his busy schedule, Kenneth has published four works of fiction and one inspirational book. In addition, he continuously engages small business owners through events in his efforts to help them reach their goals of business growth and access to opportunities.
We are very pleased to welcome Mr Kenneth Igiri to our board.
About Coronet48: We’re a digital archive putting a spotlight on Africa facing start-ups, the founders & the impact they're making. Our aim is to shift the spotlight onto Africa focused start-ups. In 2021 our media platforms reached 5.5 million audiences. This traction attracted funders, clients, partnerships etc. Through these media spotlight features, we are extending our platform, for free, to African startups, to lend them our influence.
About Coronet Blockchain:
Coronet Blockchain is A B2B2C Marketplace: that enables African based retailers to source quality authenticated products from vetted manufacturers at lower sourcing costs. We securely track products from Source to Customer: 100% quality requires 100% secure tracking.
Our first use case involves using blockchain to transform Africa's 7 billion USD hair extensions sector. Our focus is using blockchain across Beauty, Fashion & Agriculture supply chains & leveraging blockchain to impact Africa's supply chains.