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Mark Essien is an acclaimed Nigerian-born entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Hotels.ng
His first job was a watchman in Germany where he used to offer security services to a paralysed man. He used to keep himself awake at night writing code so that he could make sure there were no life-threatening situations in his ward. Essien rose to prominence when he founded Hotels.ng which grew to become the largest hotel booking site in Nigeria. He sold his first software to Bertelsmann Software after which he started developing apple apps. The company also managed to secure a $1.2m from several international investors.
Named one of 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015
- Jaco Maritz Meet the Boss: Mark Essien, CEO, Hotels.ng (Nigeria), How I made it Africa, Published: May 28, 2015, July 15, 2015
- Mfonobong Nseh 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015, Forbes Magazine, Published: May 2, 2015, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
- Entreprneur Mark Essien, CP Africa], CP Africa, Published: July 15, 2015, Retrieved: July 15, 2015