Morenikeji Aniye
CEO, Hotspot Network Limited

Speaker Profile

Engineer Morenikeji Aniye (FNSE) a fellow Nigerian institute of engineer, fellow Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, fellow Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants and fellow chartered institute of project managers of Nigeria is the Founder/CEO of Hotspot Network Limited. He is a dynamic and talented entrepreneur with many years of experience working at top management level in the major telecom service providers in Nigeria. Prior to setting up his firm, he was at one time the MD/CEO of Abuja Connect, and has worked as one of the pioneer RF planning and Optimisation Engineers with MTN in Nigeria and South Africa. He owns a first degree in Electrical Electronics Engineering from the University of Ilorin.

He has over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications including about 16 years in the design, implementation and quality management of commercial wireless networks at different stages of growth.  Also, he has over 16 years emerging market experience in the highly dynamic Nigerian telecommunications market.

His key strengths include management of end to end wireless network solution planning and overall network quality management, resource optimisation, customer relationship management, business development, human capacity development and a high level of technology trend and commercial awareness.

Engineer Aniye’s immediate goals include employing technical expertise and overall technical and commercial work experience in making key contributions to development and actualisation of corporate competitive strategy.

Primarily a product of the public education system in Nigeria, he is passionate about the revitalisation and continued development of the education system in Nigeria. Specifically, he is committed to expanding access to affordable and high quality whole school improvement, teacher and administrator professional development programmes in the public and low fee paying private education sectors.

An entrepreneur at heart, Engineer Aniye, has a very good balance of technical awareness, management experience and a strong objective of making the organisation successful.

His area of expertise is telecommunications- and IT-organisations.

Engineer Aniye’s specialty is creating and developing new services, whether in a start-up or an established company, he also enjoys the art of conceptualisation, creation and always ensures that all the pieces, be they frontend or backend, function according to the agreed specifications and parameters. He also functions well in local organisations or when interfacing with teams across multiple sites.

His major achievements include, growing MTN Network in Abuja region from 3 base stations to 500 base stations before exiting the organisation in 2005 as the 1st RF engineer in northern Nigeria.

On secondment with MTN international (SA), year 2004 to assist with dual network rollout and new innovations at test centre Newlands, Johannesburg, SA, Engineer Aniye successfully handled the first radio network access swap out in MTN Nigeria (Northern Region) in 2005 and swapped out completely almost 200 base stations from Ericsson to Huawei .

He worked briefly as a director with Unicorn divine technologies ltd, closing deals valued at close to $1.5 million with 4G Technologies, SA/Zain Nigeria.

He worked with ZAIN Nigeria, now Airtel, between 2006 Jan- 2008 January; Radio Network Planning and Optimisation Manager, North Central Region, managing the radio network planning and optimisation activities for the region.

Engineer Aniye founded a company called Verreaux Technologies LTD in 2004 and successfully grew it from the scratch to an enviable position.

He also founded Hotspot Network Limited from the scratch, grew the asset base and successfully hit a turnover of 1 billion naira in 2014.

He personally believes that information technology, when applied skilfully and with purpose, is the answer to many of the challenges facing modern organisations today.

Till date, he is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Hotspot Network Limited. (Collocation and Infrastructure sharing company), reporting to the board.

Engineer Aniye provides leadership and oversight, has overall accountability for companies’ (ICT/Telecoms) managed service across the country. He articulates, review and implements companies’ corporate strategy, goal and objectives.

Engineer Aniye is a member, Project Management Institute; member, Nigeria Institute of Management; member, Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering; Fellow Nigeria Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (FNIEEE), Fellow Nigeria Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow Nigeria institute Of Management Consultant and a member, fellow chartered institute of project managers of Nigeria, Member Council of Registered Engineers (COREN).

Morenikeji Aniye has attended a number of capacity building and development programs in Asia, Africa, and Europe. He has acquired numerable skills ranging from Management, Technical and Leadership skills while at MTN. Engr. Morenikeji Aniye, hold a traditional title of Aare-Asiwaju from Ilogbo-Ekiti.

Engr. Morenikeji Aniye hail from Alamoye quarters from Igede-Ekiti, who and is married to Mrs ‘Bukola Aniye, has three lovely children namely Oluwadarasimi,Oluwademilade and Oluwadamitan Aniye.

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