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Objective

To create and drive enterprise through relevant research, innovation and excellence using contemporary methods that are globally adaptable and acceptable

Education

Jan 2002May 2002

NIIT Certified Solutions Developer

NIIT

Software Development and Administration

Summary

Proven Track Record of Network and Staff Performance Turn-Arounds. Uncompromising Focus on Internal and External Customer Satisfaction. Dynamic customer-focused leader with over 6-year record of success attaining corporate metrics and building high-performing teams in do more with less environments. Excel at turning around staff and network performance through exceptional strategic planning, tactical execution, and coaching skills. Honored with the Inaugural Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Award for excellence, the Microsoft Certified IT Professional Award for excellence, and numerous Excellence Awards.

* Highly capable leader and coach with a proven history of effective team building and personnel  development.

* Specializes in international business, small business development and entrepreneurship.

* Diverse computer education training and software development background in such initiatives as Visual Studio development, SQL administration, Data Center Operations, and Network/Information Security.

* Highly proficient in the use of statistical analyses software such as SPSS, EViews, Stata etc.

* MCP, MCTS, and MCITP certified. PMP training completed.

Specialties: Training and Development * Turnarounds * Coaching * Strategic Planning * High-Performance Team Building * Project Management * Staff Management * Resource Maximization * Process Improvement * Cost Reductions

Exquisite leadership and sales training, modelled in a way that ensures successful sales management, marketing, alignment and integration 

Work experience

Oct 2017Present

Founder and CEO

YourBestBuyMall.com

I am the founder and chief executive officer of a fast rising online mall for women and men's clothing, consumer electronics, automobile and motorcycle accessories, jewelry and watches etcetera.

Jun 2017Present

Regional manager

Château d'Etienne

Highly motivated manager that canvasses for both corporate institutional clients/investors and individuals who are interested in acquiring, maintaining and managing properties in the residential, office, retail, industrial and hospitality segments of the real estate sector, in order to generate yield accretive rental income, comfort and capital growth in all asset classes.

Aug 2010Present

Advisor

GuidePoint Global LLC

*Primarily responsible for research for investors and business decision-makers with on-demand access to its worldwide network of industry experts. 

*Provide consultations, face-to-face meetings, surveys and proprietary data products, and also, part of my responsibility is to provide clients with the customized information solutions they need to make informed decisions.

*Provide clients with insight into the latest developments in their industries.

Feb 2013Oct 2016

Senior, Direct Sales Agent

First City Monument Bank

*Acquisition of new business for the bank, prospecting and marketing of key company accounts.

*Canvassing for clients eligible for FCMB consumer and auto loans.

*Monitoring and management of daily sales and accounts.

*Achieving and/or exceeding assigned sales target, quotas and service performance standards, et cetera.

Feb 2011Apr 2011

Sales & Marketing Manager

CEC Apple Store

*To develop and manage a veritable sales and marketing team with a goal to make the Mac experience a seasoned life style among our valued customers, prospects, and ministries, departments and agencies.

Nov 2009Feb 2011

Sales Executive

Lead Automobile Co. Ltd.

*My major responsibility was to canvass for sales and to market all of our company's products and services. 

*Also, part of my job role involved bidding and tendering on behalf of the company.

Apr 2008Oct 2009

Sales, Technical & Logistics Manager

Apple Centre, Abuja

*Liaising with clients in all areas of sales using a highly personalised approach;

*Meeting set sales targets;*Stocking, replenishing and managing sales areas;*Assisting with product selection;*Processing payments of various kinds;*Offering advice to customers;*Arranging delivery dates for larger items;*Dealing with customer complaints;*Utilising specialist product knowledge;*Monitoring and updating sales display areas.

May 2002Dec 2007

Team Leader/Supervisor

NIIT

*Prepare test report and analysis *Administering test materials for scholarship examination *Distribution and collection of examination materials 

Recent conference papers

Egu, M.E. (2017). The effect of sustainable MNEs FDI on global emissions. A Paper to be Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual conference, Dubai, UAE, July 2-5, 2017.

Egu, M.E., Chiloane-Tsoka, E. and Dhlamini, S. (2017). African Entrepreneurial viewpoints versus Macroeconomic outcomes. A Paper to be Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual conference, Dubai, UAE, July 2-5, 2017.

Egu, M.E., Chiloane-Tsoka, E. and Dhlamini, S. (2016). South African Entrepreneurial Chasms and its Determinant Outcome. A Paper Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Sub Saharan Chapter Conference, hosted by LBS, Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, August 19, 2016.

Egu, M.E. and Aregbeshola, R.A. (2016). The Odyssey of South African MNCs and their Impact on the SADC. A Paper Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual conference, New Orleans, USA, June 29, 2016.

Egu, M.E. and Aregbeshola, R.A. (2015). The Impact of South African MNCs Contribution to Regional Economic Development and Investment. A Paper Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Sub Saharan Chapter Conference, hosted by GIBS, University of Pretoria, Johannesburg, August 26, 2015.

Recent journal article/Book publication

Egu, M.E. and Aregbeshola, R.A. (2017). The Odyssey of South African MNCs and their impact on the SADC. African Journal of Business Management. Accepted.

Egu, M.E. (2017). MNCs and Regional Economic Development. Dusseldorf, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Forth coming.

Awards

NIIT — Lagos, NG

NIIT ICT Scholarship, 2001 (=N=150,000)

Microsoft — Seattle, USA

Microsoft Certificate of Excellence, 2007

University of South Africa — Pretoria, South Africa

Financial Aid Bureau (FAB) Postgraduate Bursary, 2010-2014 (70,000 South African rand)

University of South Africa — Pretoria, South Africa

College of Graduate Studies (CGS) Masters & Doctoral By Research Bursary, 2015-2018 (120,000 South African rand)

Academy of International Business — Michigan, USA

Doctoral Conference Waiver for Upcoming International Business Scholars, 2015

Academy of International Business — Michigan, USA

AIB Doctoral Travel Stipend Award, 2017 ($1,000 US dollar)

Journal Peer-review

African Journal of Business Management

February 2015 to present www.academicjournals.org/ajbm

Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research

October 2015 to present www.academicjournals.org/jpapr

Academy of International Business

January 2016 to present www.aib.msu.edu

 

Journal of Economics and International Finance

March 2016 to present www.academicjournals.org/jeif

 

 Academy of International Business 

January 2017 to present www.aom.org

 

Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics

March 2017 to present www.academicjournals.org/jdae

Skills

Programming in Visual Studio.Net and SQL Administration
 
Excellent proficiency in the use of E-Views, Stata, SPSS, IBM SPSS Statistics etcetera

Certifications and Professional Affiliation

2015Present

Member, Academy of International Business

AIB
2010

Member, Project Management Institute

PMI
2007

Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administration MCITP

Microsoft

References

Prof. Rafiu A. Aregbeshola

Dept. of Business Management

College of Economic and Management Sciences

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa

Prof. G.E. Chiloane-Tsoka    

Dept. of Business Management

College of Economic and Management Sciences

University of South Africa

Pretoria, South Africa