Onyeka Akumah is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first digital agriculture platform with a network of over 300,000 farmers connecting with finance, market access and technical expertise across all 36 states in Nigeria, including the FCT. Onyeka is also the Co-Founder of Plentywaka, Nigeria’s premier bus-hailing app focused on transforming the public transportation space with technology and over successful 200,000 riders in its first 12 months of operations.
Prior to Farmcrowdy & Plentywaka, Onyeka held several top management positions in high-profile startups like Jumia, Wakanow and Konga. He also worked for top firms like for Deloitte, The British Council and Guaranty Trust Bank where he led their marketing efforts online.
Onyeka was appointed to the E-Agric Stakeholders Forum by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Nigeria and was also made one of the youngest members of the Honorary Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He has been featured as one of the top 50 Disruptors of 2020 by The Africa Report and listed as one of the 2020 top 50 Innovators to watch across the globe by the Globe Shakers.
Onyeka won the Entrepreneur of the year award by Gage Awards, has been listed as one of the Top 10 CEOs under 40 and he was recently ranked the 26th most influential young person in Africa. Onyeka currently sits on the Board of leading tech start-ups in the United States and Nigeria with a keen interest on the Agriculture, Real Estate and Transportation sectors.