CWG Mobile Financial Services Hub Is Live

Mr. James Agada (2)In furtherance of her quest to become Africa’s number one IT platform service provider, CWG Plc has launched a mobile financial services platform in partnership with CIT Vericash.

The hub which is resident in CWG Plc’s data centre in Lagos, will allow the company provide banks and Telcos, across Africa, with a platform that will enable them deliver improved mobile financial services to both banked and unbanked population. Continue reading

L-R: Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO,

L-R: Mr. Natarajan Chandrasekaran, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services, Mr. Austin Okere, Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, CWG Plc and Mr. Rich Lesser, CEO, Boston Consulting Group, speaking on the role of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and Computer Science on future employment trends, at the World Economic Forum meeting in Dalian, China.

CWG Plc Announces Changes to its Executive Leadership Team—Mr. Obioha transits to Non-Executive Director

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Mr. Phillip Obioha, Non-Executive Director, CWG Plc

The Board of Directors of Computer Warehouse Group Plc (“CWG” or “the Company”) recently announced the changes in the Company’s executive management.

Mr Phillip Obioha, formerly the Chief Operating Officer has transited to Non-Executive Director. Prior to his switch to the new role, Mr Obioha led the former Communications division of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc to become the foremost provider of Wide Area, Metropolitan, and Local area networks to corporate organizations, which made remote banking possible in the Nigerian banking system. Today, the footprints of CWG Plc can be seen in every transaction made at bank locations and other platforms.

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The emergence of a new shared economy by Austin Okere

Mr. Austin Okere
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York.

The popular saying used to be that big fish would eat small fish. This has since changed significantly in the light of recent happenings in the global economy; UBER, until recently a relatively unknown company out of Silicon Valley in California employs 160,000 drivers today, and is adding an average of 20,000 drivers every month. This transport services disrupter is now valued at $41b. Another obscure company with similar roots, AirBnB, has over 1.5m accommodation on her platform, and is now valued at $25b. Upwork, a platform that connects businesses with freelancers have gone from zero to $1b revenues in just five years and projects to reach $10b in the next 5 years. Continue reading

What do we do at CWG Ghana?

Mrs. Harriet Yartey, Country Manager, CWG Ghana

Countless times this question had been asked at our corporate events: Workshops, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and crucially through our public interaction channels i.e. website, social media platforms and mail updates. Similarly, some other people have concluded that we sell computers, if not manufacture or maintain them, thanks to the initial word in our name (Computer) and the suggestive “Warehouse” right after.

Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) is a leading provider of Information Technology solutions across West, Central and Eastern Africa with annual revenue of $120 million and staff strength of over 650.

 CWG Plc commenced operations in September, 1992 as Computer Warehouse Limited with only Four (4) staff members Continue reading

CWG Boss, Austin Okere appointed into Telecom Industry Advisor Council

Mr. Austin Okere
Austin Okere is the Founder of CWG Plc and Entrepreneur in Residence at CBS, New York.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG), Mr. Austin Okere has been appointed as a member of the first National Telecoms Advisory Council (NTAC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). According to Engineer Lanre Ajayi, president of ATCON‎, Mr. Okere’s nomination and subsequent appointment “is based on his significant contributions to the growth and development of the nation’s Telecoms industry over the years”. Continue reading

CWG 2.0 business model begins yielding fruit in H2 2015

Mr. Austin Okere, the Founder and CEO of CWG Plc addressing stakeholders at the Company’s 2015 AGM that held in Lagos recently.
Mr. Austin Okere, the Founder and CEO of CWG Plc addressing stakeholders at the Company’s 2015 AGM that held in Lagos recently.

The Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc, Mr. Austin Okere noted that the Company’s subscription business has begun to yield fruits. This statement was made by the CWG boss during his speech at the 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos on the 25th of June, 2015.

The AGM was well attended by the esteemed shareholders, the media, the Company’s Acting Chairman, Mr. Abiodun Fawunmi; Executive Directors: Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Austin Okere; Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Phillip Obioha; Chief Technology Officer, Mr. James Agada; Executive Director, Finance and Operations, Mr. Kunle Ayodeji; Non-Executive Director, Mr. Emmanuel Ijewere; Company Secretary, Barrister Okey Ejibe, and other stakeholders. Continue reading