Mark Essien
Mark Essien, Hotels ng
NationalityNigerian
Occupation
  • Enrepreneur
OrganizationHotels.ng
Notable workNamed one of 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015 by Forbes Magazine

Mark Essien is an acclaimed Nigerian-born entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Hotels.ng

Background

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Career

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.[1] Essien rose to prominence when he founded Hotels.ng which grew to become the largest hotel booking site in Nigeria.[2] He sold his first software to Bertelsmann Software after which he started developing apple apps.[3] The company also managed to secure a $1.2m from several international investors.

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Honours

Named one of 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015[2]





References

  1. Jaco Maritz Meet the Boss: Mark Essien, CEO, Hotels.ng (Nigeria), How I made it Africa, Published: May 28, 2015, July 15, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mfonobong Nseh 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2015, Forbes Magazine, Published: May 2, 2015, Retrieved: July 15, 2015
  3. Entreprneur Mark Essien, CP Africa], CP Africa, Published: July 15, 2015, Retrieved: July 15, 2015