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Dr Ayotunde Coker
Chief Executive Officer: Rack Centre Limited
Dr Ayotunde Coker has over 30 years’ international experience across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. After a distinguished career of 28 years in the UK, he returned to Nigeria in 2009 as Group-CIO of Access Bank, and then MD/CEO of Emerging Markets Payments, West Africa. As CEO, he has built Rack Centre to be a household name and a leading data centre brand in Africa with global recognition and numerous international awards. He is Chairman of the Africa Data Centre Association.
At Cranfield University in 1989, he won the Institute of Production Engineers Award. In 2015 in Nigeria, he was ICT Man of the Year and in 2019 ICT Personality of the Year. He was presented with the Trailblazer Award by the Uptime Institute in 2018, and received Distinguished Manufacturing Alumnus Award for 2020 from Cranfield University, UK.
He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Wales, is an award-winning post graduate alumnus of Cranfield University UK, Fellow Institute of Directors (UK), Fellow British Computer Society, Honorary Senior Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Fellow, Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals, Nigeria.