Obafemi Banigbe, Former COO of Tigo Ghana, Joins Kirusa’s Advisory Board

New Providence, NJ, Monday, May 09, 2016: : Kirusa, a global leader in providing telecom and social media solutions, today 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 Chief Operations Officer 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.

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.”

About Kirusa

Kirusa is a global leader in providing mobile services that enrich people’s lives by helping them communicate, entertain, and work, from anywhere, and at anytime. Kirusa’s solutions include InstaVoice®, InstaVoice Celeb™, InstaVoice Sports™, InstaVoice Ring™, myGenie™ & the Kirusa Konnect™ mobile marketing suite, which are offered in partnership with over 40 mobile carriers in Africa, India, LatAm, and the Middle East, as well as via the app stores for iOS, Android & Windows. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology and its highly reliable, scalable multimodal & cloud platforms, which manage over 2 billion calls a month. Kirusa solutions are being used by over 100 Million mobile users in four continents every month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of Top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of Top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. The InstaVoice app won first prize at NJTC Mobile Apps Forum, and Informa selected InstaVoice as a finalist for the Best App in Africa. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a US registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc. For more information, visit: www.kirusa.com

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