Life And Times Of Former Konga CEO, Who Died By Suicide

A former Chief Executive Officer of Konga, one of Nigeria’s e-commerce giants, Nick Imudia, committed suicide in Lagos according to a police report.

Imudia was said to have jumped from the balcony of his apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos State on the evening of Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

“Yes, it is true. He committed the act on June 25,” the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin had told one of our correspondents on Thursday.

In this piece, PUNCH Online looks at the profile of the late business and technology leader, from his educational background to professional experience and marital life.

Imudia, a business executive and technology leader, was born on April 28, 1979, in the Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Educational background

Imudia bagged a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Management from the Mikkeli Institute of Technology in Finland between 1994 and 1997.

Afterwards, he proceeded to Aalborg University for his Master of Engineering degree in Oil and Gas Technology in 2000.

He later earned a Master’s in Business Administration in International Business Management from the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in 2012.

Professional experience

Having worked as a Design Engineer and a Solution Manager at NTC and Nok, respectively, Imudia put his drive for business growth into motion as he rose through the ranks to become the General Manager/Managing Director of Nokia, a multinational technology giant.

There, he supervised the management of the Nokia Device Business and Operations in West and Central Africa. He also managed the delivery of sales and marketing.

After an eight-year stint at Nokia, Imudia became the  Regional Director of Alcatel OneTouch in Nigeria and Central Africa.

Following his exit from Alcatel, the late 45-year-old emerged as the CEO of Nigeria’s e-commerce giant, Konga.

He held the position from April 2018 to October 2022.

Before his death, Imudia was the Group Chief Executive Officer of d.light; a renewable energy provider company.He held the position at the Nairobi office in Kenya from October 2022.

Marital life

While much is unknown about his marital affairs, the late Delta State-born business and technology leader was previously married to the mother of his young daughter.The marriage ended due to irreconcilable differences.

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