Nigeria’s CWG named World Economic Forum member

Nigeria’s CWG named World Economic Forum member

Nigeria’s CWG named World Economic Forum member

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Nigeria’s Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc), a pan-African ICT company, has been named member of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
WEF says the  recognition was based on its contribution to the realization of WEF’s mission of “improving the state of the world” while she served as a Global Growth Company (GGC) on the forum.
Mr. Babajide Fawole, representative of WEF in Nigeria says the Nigerian technology company was selected for the honour because its contributions advances the mission of WEF.
“As a Forum Member, CWG Plc will continue to benefit from exceptional opportunities for learning, collaboration and impact through participation at the WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China, at thematic workshops, at regional meetings, and online”, Fawole adds.

[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Austin Okere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWG”]“We started out as an infrastructure company. Today, we are offering SMEs the tools they need to thrive through our cloud-based solutions. We also provide technology solutions and support to government agencies and blue-chip firms. Notable among these solutions is the NgREN, a research network platform built for Nigerian universities; the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. This selection will motivate us to extend the frontiers of our innovations to the global scale.”[/blockquote]

Austin Okere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWG
Austin Okere, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWG
“WEF will also provide you with knowledge and insights designed to help you master growth through innovation, disruption and expansion.”
The WEF membership base comprises of corporations that are recognized as top players within their industry and play a leading role in shaping the future of their region.
They perform key roles in the actualization of the forum’s vision by serving in strategic and industry Partnership communities, which are designed to deepen their engagement with the Forum’s events, project and initiatives.
Mr Austin Okere, Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of CWG Plc says the selection is in recognition of the company’s key strides in a challenging economic climate and impact on the global business outlook.
“Our nomination points to the fact that African firms have the potentials of having global significance by creating solutions that meets local needs using global standards”, Okere says.
According to him, “we started out as an infrastructure company. Today, we are offering SMEs the tools they need to thrive through our cloud-based solutions. We also provide technology solutions and support to government agencies and blue-chip firms. Notable among these solutions is the NgREN, a research network platform built for Nigerian universities; the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa. This selection will motivate us to extend the frontiers of our innovations to the global scale.”
CWG was selected as a WEF Global Growth Company in 2014. The WEF Community of Global Growth Companies was formed in 2007 to engage dynamic high-growth companies with the potential to be tomorrow’s industry leaders and to become a driving force of economic and social change.
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