Meet Stanley Jegede; entrepreneur and CEO of Phase 3 Telecom

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Stanley Jegede is an entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of Phase 3 Telecom. He is one of the leading figures that have transformed telecommunications in Africa in the last decade. Jegede was born in Nigeria.

Stanley Jegede is one of the leading figures that have transformed telecommunications in Africa in the last decade

Jegede obtained a B.Sc (honours) in Business information systems from University of North London, in 1995 and M.Sc in Business information Technology from Middlesex University, London, in 1996. He is also a Certified SAP Consultant SAP Academy, South Africa.

Mr. Jegede began his career as a Business Analyst in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 1999. He later joined Verizon Communications (Formerly Bell Atlantic) USA, in 1999 where he worked as a Senior Business Analyst until 2002. In 2003, he founded Phase3 Telecom, a firm licensed to offer National Long Distance transmission services using fibre optics within Nigeria.

Phase3 Telecom is the main driver of Nigeria’s Wire Nigeria (WiN) project, a scheme designed to deliver broadband services across all states of Nigeria. Jegede’s success with Phase3 Telecom, has seen him appointed as a member of the Broadband Committee inaugurated by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2014 and charged to produce a Broadband roadmap plan to drive broadband penetration across Nigeria.

He is the founder of the Stanley Jegede Foundation (SJF), which is a non-governmental organization solely set up with the primary aim of making accessible a better life for the less privileged.

Stanley Jegede is estimated to have a net worth of about $3 million