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Chike Nwagwu

Novus Agro Limited
CEO
Chike Nwagwu is CEO at Novus Agro Limited, Nigeria's leading provider of agricultural market information. Novus Agro runs the largest private network for the collection of agricultural market information in Nigeria, as well as the widest network of community-based market facilitators.

As the founding Managing Director, Chike has directed the affairs of Novus Agro since its' establishment in 2012 till date, a period that has seen the company grow its market agent footprint across the 36 states of the Federation covering over 100 key markets and tracking 34 commodities daily. In addition to this, Novus Agro runs a network of over 305 facilitators in various rural communities across the country working with farmers to improve access to markets and inputs. Notable amongst the company's initiatives is the Nigeria Farmers Helpline an Agricultural information access project in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture.

Chike started his working career as a business development executive with Millennium Investment Trust Limited where he quickly rose to become the Business Advisory Lead. In 2000 he left to start icaptechnologies Limited, a Technology solutions development firm with market leadership in the provision of transactional platforms mainly in the media and banking industry in Nigeria. He as at various times consulted and led implementation on technology-based process transformation for various organizations in Nigeria including United Bank for Africa and the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Mr. Nwagwu holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Port Harcourt.

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Wednesday, September 27
 

09:00