It was by a business research and publication company run, surprisingly, by an American who is also an Harvard MBA graduate. He had been involved in starting a few foreign investor backed businesses in Nigeria and noticed the dearth of dependable market research data in Nigeria. So he started The Top Executives business publication that researches and lists the top Nigerian Executives and Companies in over 24 industries. And publishes a yearly book that is like the Who's Who in the business world in Nigeria by industry.
And luckily for me, I am in this year's publication. So when foreign companies are reading through them to look for business partners or IT vendors in Nigeria, my chances of being discovered are now higher.
My listing is in the K - Z book. You can get it on Amazon via: http://www.amazon.com/Nigerian-Top-Executives-Software-Industry/dp/1507533454
Below is the congratulatory mail I got:
By analyzing the Nigerian IT and software industry, then ranking executives in several categories which reflect the exemplary strength of your business network and the size of your company, we are pleased to inform you that we have ranked you in the top 2% of overall Nigerian executives.
That is why we have included you in our premier publication of the Nigerian Top Executives in the IT & Software Industry 2015 which is now available world-wide on Amazon (here: http://www.amazon.com/Nigerian-Top-Executives-Software-Industry/dp/1507533454). In this publication, you will find yourself among your esteemed peers with several key points highlighting the skills, perseverance and aspirations of the selected business leaders. Copies are already being reserved by libraries, professional groups, universities, researchers and other executives.
All nominations, including your selection and ranking are being presented to our Board, which includes top industry executives who may have the most impact upon the international business network. To highlight your success, and for your added credibility, reflecting your hard work, perseverance, and tremendous accomplishment and continued future success, our board is presenting you with the Top Executives in the IT and software industry 2015, “Award of Excellence 2015”. A free copy of your personalized Excellence Award which can be printed in your office on High quality stock, suitable for framing, is available on this private link: (removed as it is private)
I along with our board want to personally congratulate you on the fine example you are setting for your peers and your country. Please let me offer you my best personal wishes for all of your future endeavors.
Elvis Krivokuca, MBA