UNIBEN’s Successful Alumni Series (Part 25)

The University of Benin, one of Nigeria’s most respected, and foremost institutions has never rested on its oars in the production of quality graduates, who have gone on to become great, and successful in their endeavours.

As part of a way to keep the public informed, and aware about the exploits of the university’s many products, a successful alumni series has been drawn.

In this series, the focus is on two individuals who have earned a reputation for brilliance in their chosen careers, they are;

MITCHELL ELEGBE is the founder and CEO of Interswitch Limited, and he maintains the leadership role since conceiving the idea in 2001.

Mitchell Elegbe

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Benin.

Prior to setting up Interswitch he was the Head, Group Marketing and Business Solution in Telnet Nigeria; there he conceived the idea and led a team of young Nigerians to build and implement Nigeria’s first on-line, real-time transaction switching and payment processing infrastructure to enable the electronic circulation of money. This was at a time when the general view was that such a system was not possible given the infrastructural challenges in Nigeria.

Dr. (Hon) GODWIN TORITSEREJU EBOSA is the Chairman of the Board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and CEO, Awaritse Nigeria Ltd., with specialty in Marine Transportation and owning a fleet of over 12 large vessels. He is a past chairman of Warri North Local Government Council between 2009 and 2012.

Dr. Godwin Ebosa

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin.

He serves as CEO/MD of several successful companies which include: Coastal Consults Limited, with specialty in petroleum products distribution and sales; Ocean Explorers Nigeria Limited, with specialty in Technology-driven security and guards services; as well as Awaritse Engineering Ltd., with specialty in Engineering/Construction services. In addition, he is also an Executive Director in Continent Wide Services LLC, a company based in Seattle, United States of America, as well as being a shareholder in several companies in Nigeria.

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