Obafemi Banigbe, ex-COO of Tigo Ghana, joins Kirusa’s advisory board


Kirusa, a global provider of telecom and social media solutions, has announced the appointment of Obafemi Banigbe to its advisory board. Femi is currently the Managing Partner at Silver Rock Technology Services, a startup business and technology consulting firm focusing on Information and Communication technology industries.

Prior to co-founding Silver Rock, Femi was the COO of Millicom Ghana (operators of Tigo) where he also functioned as the acting CEO and CTO. Before this, he was the CTO for Millicom Tanzania. Femi has held leadership roles in Airtel, Celtel & V-Mobile in Nigeria. He has also worked in Ericsson during his early career in several capacities.

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Femi holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria. Has done Advance Management Program at London Business School & also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

Commenting on his joining the advisory board, Femi says, “Over the years, Kirusa has evolved to be one of the most dynamic and innovative player in the mobile messaging, social media, and mobile marketing solutions in the emerging markets. The passion and the constant drive to improve on existing products while leveraging new technologies in a consumer-centric manner has helped Kirusa maintain its innovative brand positioning over the years.”

He further added, “I am delighted to be joining Kirusa’s advisory board at this time. I am eagerly looking forward to supporting the management and team as they are set to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities that exist in the Africa region.”

Obafemi Banigbe has joined Kirusa at a crucial juncture as the company is moving forward with plans of diversification and product differentiation.

“Femi is a highly respected leader in the technology Industry,” says Inderpal Singh Mumick, Founder & CEO of Kirusa, “We are pleased to welcome him on our advisory board and look forward to his expertise and strategic ideas to help us in our journey.”

Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice, InstaVoice Celeb, InstaVoice Sports, InstaVoice Ring, myGenie and the KirusaKonnect mobile marketing suite, which are offered in partnership with over 40 mobile carriers in Africa, India, Latin America and Middle East, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents.