November 25, 2021
Tek’s CEO Ranks Among the Award-Winning CEOs that Contributed to Nigeria’s GDP Growth in 2021
We’re beyond excited to see our CEO Steve Heffron featured among The Guardian’s 50 most impactful and award-winning CEOs that contributed to Nigeria’s GDP growth in 2021.
This is a testament to our commitment to invest in local talent, create new opportunities, and contribute to the expansion of Nigeria’s growing knowledge-based economy. We’re proud of Steve and the entire Tek Experts team in Africa who drive our continued growth and make an impact in the region.
Powering growth in Africa and beyond
At Tek Experts, we recognize that tech support is instrumental in driving our customers’ brand and overall customer experience. We’re uniquely positioned to help companies leverage the existing investments they make in customer support to drive product adoption, increase renewal rates, and ultimately top-line revenue growth.
Many of the services we offer to our customers require technical expertise and we invest very heavily in digital skilling and employee development, growing a skilled workforce for the ICT industry.
At Tek Experts, we offer both a place to develop IT skills and a place to leverage those skills with job opportunities supporting some of the most cutting-edge technology for the biggest global brands, comments Steve Heffron, CEO of Tek Experts.
Tek’s impact in Africa
In Africa, we’ve partnered with global and local organizations and government agencies to invest in nurturing local talent for the ICT industry. Some of the highlights of our recent programs include:
In Nigeria, we partnered with Microsoft to recruit, develop and upskill unconventional talent for employability into the tech industry as part of their Leap Apprenticeship Program. In the first 2 years of the program, we trained and hired 40 girls as M365 and Power Apps Support Engineers.
We’ve partnered with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund on several initiatives to tackle unemployment issues, nurture local tech talent, and help position Nigeria as a major IT hub in Africa.
Our engineering team in Nigeria has grown tremendously (9 times) since the launch of our operations in 2018 - from 200 to 1800 highly skilled engineers.
We managed to grow our talent base in Nigeria by more than 40% amidst an economic meltdown (during the Covid-19 pandemic). This was a major success for the local teams who kept achieving remarkable results in times of crisis.
We’ve also scaled our operations by setting up our first office in Rwanda. This is in line with our commitment to invest in local talent, create new opportunities, and contribute to the expansion of Africa’s growing knowledge-based economy.
Want to learn more about Tek’s contribution to the ICT sector in Nigeria and the wider African region? Read the full interview with our CEO Steve Heffron.