Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani

CEO, Medallion Data Centres Limited


Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani is the Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Data Centres Limited. For over 16 years under his leadership the Medallion’s datacenter in Lagos is rated the most interconnected facility in the West African sub-region being the number 1 peering point for the region and boosting all submarine cables in the region, long distance providers, metro fiber providers, mobile services providers, fixed services providers, OTT providers, Internet Exchange, VAS providers, and global Tier1 service providers, amongst others. Over 68% of all internet traffic exchanged at the Nigeria Internet Exchange takes place at Medallion’s datacenter in Lagos, Nigeria.

Engr. Nnamani has also promoted the establishment telecom infrastructure in several African countries including Ghana, Togo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Angola amongst others.

Engr. Nnamani has won over 50 national and international awards for his contribution to the growth of telecoms and ICT industry both personally and companies he is affiliated with. He was recently awarded the 2022 ICT Man of the Year, as well as the Entrepreneur Personality of the Year at the Africa Digital Awards (ADA), the 2021 Outstanding Promoter of ICT for National Development Award at the Titans of Tech Hall of Fame Awards. In 2020 he was inducted into the Nigeria@60 ICT Hall of Fame by TechTV. He was named the 2020 ICT Personality of the Year by Communications Week, and was also awarded the ICT Entrepreneur of the Decade by Nigerian NewsDirect.

Engr. Nnamani holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University, Nashville, USA.