Chuck Igba

Chief Executive Officer at Savvy Cove

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Work experience

Nov 2016 - Present

Savvy Cove

Chief Executive Officer

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Savvy Cove, a wholesale distributor of technology products, solution and services in West & Central Africa. Savvy Cove is a Lenovo and IBM Channel Partner. Primary focus is to become the product and solution partner for retailers, governmental agencies and enterprise business in West and Central Africa. Savvy Cove intend to leverage best of breed information technology, supply chain and logistics core competencies to emerge as the Technology Partner of choice in West and Central Africa.The mission of the company is to engage in ICT distribution business focusing on hardware (PC’s, Servers etc.), software, network infrastructure, security infrastructure, mobile communication (mobile phones, tablet, gears etc.) and consulting services in West Africa. Savvy Cove is positioned to become a trusted technology adviser to enterprise businesses, retailers, wholesalers, resellers, public sectors/governmental agencies including schools. Savvy Cove features highly skilled and motivated personnel and quality technology. Savvy Cove Executive team intends to ensure fair and decent returns to its stake-holders. Savvy Cove's reputation will be the key to its success and all business decisions will be structure with integrity and ethical lenses.

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Feb 2008 - Present

Lenovo

Director, B2B/EDI Strategy & Enablement

Professional Specialties:• Retail, CPG and CE Subject Matter Expert• Corp. IT Strategy, Planning & Budgeting• B2B/EDI & Supply Chain Subject Matter Expert • IT Application Design and Deployment• Project & Program Management • IT Services & Operations• Change Management • Technology Integration & Infrastructure Dev.• Process Improvement & Re-engineering • Issue-Based Problem Solving• Talent Development & Mentoring • Risk Management• Lean Six Sigma Black Belt • Profit/Loss and Revenue GrowthKey Responsibilities:Led the enablement of corporate strategic B2B/EDI infrastructure and business transformation. The new infrastructure was leveraged to transition Lenovo off the IBM infrastructure which resulted in over $200M savings while enabling over $300M in new revenue. Led cross functional teams for design, development, testing and deployment of new worldwide strategic B2B/EDI interfaces. • Developed and managed global operations support/maintenance model• Managing key vendor relationships including budgeting, contract negotiation and vendor escalation processes• Designed and currently managing new global partner onboarding process • Currently managing B2B/EDI sunset roadmap activities for Lenovo’s new acquisitions (Japan NECPC, IBM x86 and Motorola).

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Jan 1997 - Dec 2008

IBM

Executive Consultant and Project Executive

Responsible for managing E2E complex projects with multiple teams

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Jan 1997 - Dec 2008

IBM Global Services

Senior Consultant and Project Executive

Responsible for managing E2E complex projects with multiple teams. As well as providing system integration subject matter expertise

Nov 1996 - Jun 1997

Revco / CVS

Supply Chain & EDI Manager

B2B/EDI and supply integration coupled with vendor relationship management

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