Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications, Nigeria which provides interconnect exchange clearinghouse services. Medallion currently employs 18 full time staff and has 29 telecom operators in Nigeria as it customer including all the major GSM, CDMA, Fixed Line, ISPs, and Value Added Service Providers.
Engr. Nnamani is also the Chairman of Demadiur Systems Limited. He played pivotal roles in deploying the telephony networks of Rainbownet Limited in the cities of Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Abakiliki, Onitsha, and Nsukka, all in the eastern region of Nigeria. Demadiur also successfully deployed the networks of Megatech Engineering in Kano and Startech Networks in Abuja.
Prior to founding Demadiur, he worked as an optical systems engineer at Luxcore Networks Inc., in Atlanta Georgia, USA. While at Luxcore, he helped design and manufacture Luxcore’s Semiconductor Waveguide Optical Regenerative Device, the world’s first integrated photonic wavelength converter chip. It guarantees non-blocking of traffic flow in telecommunication networks. Engr. Nnamani also played a key role in the design and manufacture of Luxcore's LambdaXchange, the world’s first demonstrated all-optical router, which won the best system award at the 2001 Optical Fiber Conference at Anaheim, California.
As a researcher at the Design Methodologies Laboratory, Tennessee State University, he was involved in the conceptual design of a now patented Expanded Accommodation Tool used in the Joint Strike Force project by the United State Military. The project was executed on behalf of Boeing Aerospace in St Louis, Missouri. He received numerous awards from Boeing Aerospace for his contribution to the success of the project. He also designed and successfully tested a prototype Trident II submarine umbilical retract mechanism used by the United States Navy’s Strategic Ballistic Missiles Defense Program. Engr. Nnamani was awarded a United States Navy plaque for outstanding work on the project. His work has been published in numerous international publications including the Boeing Aerospace newsletter, and the 2002 Region XI technical journal of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International.
Ike holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville Tennessee, USA as well as a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
A multi-discipline specialist, Engr. Nnamani is knowledgeable in different fields of engineering, including oil and gas, power systems, manufacturing systems, and software development. In telecoms and information technology he is versed in IP/TDM telephony, GSM/CDMA technologies, and broadband systems deployment including triple play service delivery to subscribers utilizing fiber-to-the-home infrastructure.
In February 2006, Engr. Nnamani was appointed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as a member of the implementation committee to deploy the Lagos Internet Exchange, Nigeria’s first Internet Exchange, which has been deployed and is fully operational.