Maggie discusses with the MD of Comercio Limited Aderonke Adeyegbe, Nigeria’s leading indigenous cloud company. She shares what her organisation does to empower women into the tech space and her passion in empowering women into STEM. They look at the data from the 2020 US Economic Impact Survey on Nigeria on women in corporate organisations as employees, leadership positions and members of the board of Companies
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Mrs. Aderonke Adeyegbe is the Managing Director of Comercio Cloud Computing, Nigeria’s leading indigenous cloud company, she is also the Chief Executive Officer of Comercio Limited, an IT services firm that provides IT infrastructure and maintenance solutions.
Mrs. Adeyegbe has over two decades post qualification experience spanning business strategy, business development, client management, sales and marketing. In that time, she has worked with Swiss Airlines, Panasonic, Sitel UK/ British Telecommunications Plc.
These roles have seen her engage and collaborate with teams across multiple industries— customer experience, aviation, mobile telecommunications, and IT infrastructure management.
Aderonke obtained her first degree from the University of Ibadan and has a Masters Degree in Marketing and Communications from Pan-Atlantic University.
As Chief Executive of Comercio she has overseen the launch of its enterprise cloud service, and the expansion of its other product offerings: software development and business optimization; onsite IT support; cybersecurity; cloud hosting; and website development and management. Under her leadership, the company has formed alliances with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), enabling it to supply hardware and software to its customers across Nigeria.
A leading figure in Nigeria’s telecoms industry, Aderonke is a fellow of the Institute of Information Management (IIM), Africa, the continental arm of an organization that also has a presence in Europe and North America.
Mrs. Adeyegbe is an Executive Member of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) where she has served as Sub-Group Coordinator for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) segment, and as Treasurer of the association. She is currently a member of the ATCON Committee on Financial Sustainability & Group coordinator consulting.
In 2017, Aderonke received an award from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), in recognition of her commitment to service. In the same year, she filled the role of mentor to emerging businesspeople at the LCCI’s Entrepreneurship Mentoring Program and participated in the Cherie Blair Mentorship Program. She is also recognized as one of the 100 leading telecoms and ICT personalities in Nigeria.
As a strong advocate for women’s rights, she is currently the President of Zonta International – a rights advocacy organization. During her time in Scotland, she worked with the Dundee International Women’s Center, enabling them to strengthen their educational and career-building support for women.
Besides her professional engagements, Aderonke is an avid birdwatcher, and a keen stamp collector.