Obafemi Banigbe is currently a co-founder and CEO of TV Anywhere Africa: an emerging media technology company that offers IPTV/OTT Platform-as-a-Service, local and international content aggregation, and a customized, a white-label user interface to enable telecom operators, internet service providers, and independent OTT players to profitably deliver high-quality content to their userbase in a cost-effective manner.
He is a seasoned technology leader, entrepreneur, advisor, and thought-leader, who has been at the driver’s seat of technology innovations and initiatives across key markets in Africa, often in C-level roles.
Prior to co-founding TV Anywhere, Obafemi was the former Chief Operations Officer of Millicom Ghana, the operator of the Tigo network in Ghana. At Millicom, he was responsible for driving the overall operations strategy of the business in Ghana. Prior to his role as COO, Obafemi had a six- month stint as the acting CEO for Millicom Ghana. He also previously served as the Chief Technical Officer for Millicom Ghana. Prior to Millicom Ghana, Obafemi served as the Chief Technical Officer for Millicom International Cellular Tanzania where he helped drive technology strategy.
Earlier in his career, Obafemi served as the Chief Technical Officer for Millicom International Cellular Tanzania where he helped drive technology strategy. Prior to joining Millicom, Obafemi worked with Celtel (Airtel) Nigeria as the Director of Operations. He had also worked with Ericsson in several capacities, the last being the Network Support Group Manager for Access and Transport Networks.
Obafemi is a resourceful change leader able to help a business navigate complex management and organizational change curves while ensuring minimal disruption to business deliverables. He has an in-depth understanding of strategic business management ensuring that business strategies are properly aligned with the specific market context to gain a sustainable competitive advantage in addition, Obafemi brings on board strong financial management skills with an in-depth understanding of business profitability drivers
Overall, Obafemi has a demonstrable ability to manage across different cultures, with extensive multi- cultural and multi-national exposure having worked in a highly diverse team across multiple markets, within and outside the African continent.
Obafemi holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria. He is a graduate of the Ericsson Management Development Program, as well as a product of the Advanced Management Program of London Business School. He also holds an MBA degree from Manchester Business School, U.K.