The Authority Icon: KENNETH EMEKA NWABUEZE
For seeking scientific knowledge early and using this to attract recognition from world leaders, putting Nigeria on the world map; for his broad vision of life, sheer energy, in-dustry and passion to transform society us-ing science and being a model ambassador for Nigeria and Africa, Hon. Kenneth Eme-ka Nwabueze, MFR, is The AUTHORITY ICON.
An engineer by profession, with an emphasis in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, he is a strong leader with exceptional business, political, and diplomatic capabilities and a passion for technology and foreign affairs.
As co-author of United Nation MDG’s taskforce #8 on Science and Technology, he has an in depth knowledge of Africa’s problems and workable solutions. Meet Hon. Ken-neth Emeka Nwabueze, MFR.
He was born in Ogidi, Anambra State and traveled to the United States at the age of 17. He studied Engineering at the California State University at Northridge, School of Engineer-ing and Computer Sciences, and Pepperdine University at Malibu, School of Management and Business Administration. In 2002, he was honored at Howard University as one of the 50-most important African Americans in Technology.
He is the founder and CEO of SageMetrics Corporation, a leading outsourced business intelligence provider with offices in North Hollywood, California and European Headquarters in London.
In the year 2000, he was named a member of the National Advisory Board for Governor George W. Bush for President. On December 12, 2001, President Bush in a ceremony held at the Roosevelt Room, appointed him to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. On the board with him are high tech industry luminaries like Michael Dell of Dell Computer Corp.; Gordon Moore, Chair-man Emeritus of Intel Corp., Carol Bartz, CEO of Au-to Desk Inc., Norman Augustine, retired chairman of Lockheed Martin Corp.; and Charles Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Members of the council are charged with the responsibilities of advising the President on issues involving science and technology and their roles in achieving national goals.
As founder and CEO of SageMetrics, a leading outsourced business intelligence provider, Nwabueze has demonstrated illustrious reputation as a developer and entre-preneur of innovative technologies across various high-tech industries.Prior to SageMetrics, Nwabueze conducted advanced research for Lawrence Berkeley Lab, created patented software technology for The Walt Disney Company and developed business-critical software systems for Buena Vista Pictures and Television. Currently, his company, Sage-Metrics, with headquarters in Los Angeles and Abuja, is providing data integration and analysis for companies including National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN, Philips Electronics, L’Oreal, Cox Interactive, and BBC and Tribune.
Hon. Nwabueze returned to Nigeria in 2007 where he continued his passion for innovation and development of human capacity in Africa. Clearly, Nwabueze has demonstrated his reputation in the founding and growing of Gist Me Communications Page 2 of 6 Nigeria Limited as the premier value added service provider in Nigeria’s telecom industry. He has served in various capacities in Nigeria and currently serves as the co-chair for National Identity Management Database mandated by National Assembly Act of 2006.
In September 2014, he was conferred with the National Honour Awards as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR by President Goodluck Jonathan. In December 2015, he was once again conferred with the Global Best Practice awards for Excellence in Science and Technology by the Association of Nigeria-American Professionals in Nigeria. He is the Chief Executive Officer of E-Kenneth Nigeria Limited and is currently serving as the Technology Consultant to State Security Service (SSS) and The Nigeria Police Force (NPF).