Monu Ogbe

Practise Leader, Web-based Business Systems

A business-focused CTO / IT Director with a successful background in B2B, B2C, e-commerce, social media, internet, technology, commercial & corporate sectors. Highly commercially-aware, with a broad range of P&L management experience having worked for leading organisations including Asset.tv and Houxou Ltd

Strategic approach to successful business leadership, engaging with key stakeholders and 3rd parties, delivering ‘cost appropriate’ IT solutions and business process change via emerging technology solutions.

Experience of IT strategies and technology roadmaps, product development and launch, e-commerce channels, web architecture, web project delivery, back-end processing environments, virtualisation and off-shoring, delivering long-term profitability and added business value through the use of innovative use of IT.



  • Responsible for all aspects of the company’s digital media delivery infrastructure, platform and technologies.
  • Focused on driving business value and agility through adoption of enhanced IT solutions and architecture.
  • Leadership, management and motivation of a multi-functional team of IT, technical and support personnel.
  • Rationalised the company’s legacy content, media & databases, introducing 3rd party streaming solutions.
  • Successfully reduced staffing headcount by over 20%+, taking advantage of virtualisation and off-shoring.
  • Adopted framework for device-independent delivery, including dynamic HTML5 mobile device detection.


  • Responsible for all aspects of P&L business management, including delivery of major e-commerce projects.
  • Focused on the development of www.houxou.com, specialising in delivery of ISP-based social networks.
  • Definition and execution of business and technology strategies, aligning IT with core business needs.
  • Effectively managed key client requirements, supplier relationships and long-term business development.
  • Worked closely with blue-chip clients including Garlik Ltd, Egg plc & The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).
  • Led implementation of in-house technology across a portfolio of 200+ servers in 4 data-centre locations.
  • Designed & implemented an online marketing campaign to rent out under-utilised data centre rack space.
  • Introduced a comprehensive data centre automation system, allowing the company to reduce costs by 60%.


  • Responsible for managing the design & development of the prototype service offering for the new business.
  • Technical Architect for the design of new product offerings, helping to secure the first-round capitalisation.
  • Focused on effectively managing the technical delivery process through to launch & second-round funding.
  • Facilitated brand entry into $multi-million corporate partnerships, underpinned via ISO 27001 security rules.
  • Protected the client from ‘up-front’ investment in infrastructure, delivering a scaleable processing platform.
  • Delivered platform needed to fulfil client requirements, gaining support of industry & academic stakeholders.

PROJECT TEAM: Egg Bank plc 

  • Responsible for all aspects of IT project management and leadership, supporting launch of online banking.
  • Focused on creation of vision & implementation of Egg’s online banking, including roll-out of Egg Connect.
  • Translated Egg’s innovative vision for an internet-only based bank into a creative and technical solution.
  • Introduced technologies and platforms to support launch of Egg’s online savings and credit card products.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Nationwide Building Society

Senior Systems Analyst Marks & Spencer plc
Senior Analyst Elf Enterprise Caledonia Ltd
Systems Analyst Marks & Spencer plc
Professional Pilot / Instructor Skylane Air Charter Ltd

Professional Accreditations:

MBCS Member, British Computer Society

Education & Qualifications

Academic Institution Qualification
University of Ife, Nigeria Bachelor of Law
University of California, Irvine BSc Mechanical Engineering
Learmonth & Burchett Management Systems Systems Engineering

Key Skills, Training & Technical Capabilities:

IT Departmental Leadership and Management IT Strategy, Definition, Implementation & Execution
Budgetary Management & Control (OPEX & CAPEX) Service Delivery Management & Support
IT Best Practice Methods and Frameworks Project Lifecycle Management & Delivery
HTML5, Content Distribution Solutions (CDS) Programme Management & Governance, UML
Business Architecture, Infrastructure & Applications IT Networks, LANs, WANs, VPNs, Remote Access
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, FTP over SSH Microsoft, Cisco, OpenVPN, VLANs, Websphere
Linux, Apache, PHP, Perl (LAMP / WAMP) PHP 5, OO, Zend, CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, C++
Sun Microsystems MySQL, Oracle Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL
Object Relational Modelling (ORM – Propel, Doctrine) Extreme Programming Methodology (XP)
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google Analytics LBMS SSADM, System Engineering, Agile, Scrum
Marketing and Product Management Client / Relationship Management
Technology Evaluation, Review and Selection 3rd Parties, Stakeholders, Vendors and Suppliers
Social Networks, E-Commerce, Web Portals ISO 27001 Security Policies and Accreditation
Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity IT Security Policies, Processes and Protocols


28th Floor, 6766 Ayala Avenue,

Makati 1200, Philippines

ph: +63.2.849.3855

fax: +63.2.886.5008



18 Adeola Hopewell Street,

Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

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fax: +234.1.461.8682


North America

28 Jockey Hollow Professional Park,

5 Cold Hill Road South,

Mendham,NJ 07945, USA

ph: +1.703.243.0645

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