Wednesday, 24 April 2013

iROKOtv CEO Joins NSE Alternative Securities Market As Growth Ambassador

Jason Njoku
Jason Njoku
VENTURES AFRICA – CEO of the world’s largest online distributor of Nigerian movies, Jason Njoku has been confirmed as an official Growth Ambassador for the Alternative Securities market (ASeM), a specialised board for listing small and mid-sized companies with high growth potential and is part of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Njoku, who is CEO and co-founder of iROKO Partners, started his business in 2010, streaming Nollywood movies for free. Today, his company, iROKOtv, is the world’s largest distributor of African movies online.

He was nominated as a Growth Ambassador, thanks to his track record in building a successful, global Nigerian tech company and promoting business best-practice.

At 32, Njoku is the youngest member of the Growth Ambassador programme for the ASeM and will be working with advisors to look at how Nigeria’s young, budding entrepreneurs, notably in the technology and Internet sphere, can access funding and mentorship from business veterans and investors.

On joining the ASeM Growth Ambassador programme, Njoku says: “It is a huge honour to be recognized by the Nigerian Stock Exchange for my work within Nigeria’s business and technology sector and I Iook forward to starting an immediate dialogue on how we can collectively encourage and support the young Nigerian entrepreneurs of the future.

“Today was about fostering the spirit of entrepreneurialism in Nigeria’s SME market and the coming months and years for both the ASeM and myself will be extremely interesting”.

The ASeM launch was held The Muson Centre in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday April 23, was attended by dignitaries from the Nigerian Stock Exchange, including CEO Oscar Onyema, as well as representatives of the Nigerian Government, official business organisations and other entrepreneurs including Mrs. Florence Seriki, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Omatek ventures Plc as an official ASeM Growth Ambassador.

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