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first_imgOliver Klark, Jr., CEO, RoviaGate Technology LLCThe African Leadership Magazine will today, February 22, induct the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Liberian tech firm RoviaGate Technology LLC into its prestigious hall of fame.The honoree, Oliver W. Klark, Jr., is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of RoviaGate Technology LLC. An experienced business developer with proven innovative approaches to launching new products/services in emerging markets, Klark served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RoviaGate in 2010 and 2011 respectively, before becoming CEO in 2012.Founded in 2007 in the United States, RoviaGate Technology is a 100% Liberian-owned Information Communication Technology (ICT) firm providing solutions in data collection, warehousing, mining, and governance. The company relocated to Liberia in 2010.“At RoviaGate Technology, we have been able to tackle that problem by providing SMART (Scalable – Marketable – Actionable – Resourceful – Technological) solutions through our applications and devices” Klark told the Daily Observer in an interview.The company’s goal is to build capacity in several industry verticals; particularly government, financial services, security sector, and healthcare. This will lead to a data driven culture in the region by establishing a single source of truth (SSOT) that will enhance productivity and help business leaders to make more informed decision with regards to resource allocation and deployment. RoviaGate’s market position offers a unique perspective for sustainable collaborations and partnerships with global firms exploring growth opportunities, especially on the African continent.Under his leadership, RoviaGate has grown into a center of innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by government and citizens in sub-Saharan Africa; with solutions deployed in countries including Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. As he puts it, “at RoviaGate, we don’t just CREATE, WE INNOVATE!” RoviaGate has been able to “tackle problems by providing SMART (Scalable – Marketable – Actionable – Resourceful – Technological) integrated solutions through our applications and devices.” Yes! Devices.Over the past two years, Klark has led the design and development of internet of things (IOT) devices specifically for the African market, addressing all of the major challenges (power, connectivity, etc.) that prevent existing IOT devices from being effective in the region. Testing has been concluded and those devices will go on sale in five markets in July 2019.Klark is also an innovator and avid inventor with several patents certificate in his name.The African Leadership CEO’s Hall of Fame is an exclusive club of top Chief Executives from across the continent who have continuously exhibited a passion and commitment to diligence, success and transformational leadership in their bid to make Africa prosperous. The 2019 shortlist of leading business CEOs across the continent to be inducted into the Hall of Fame will take place in an award ceremony at the sidelines of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year, on Friday, February 22, 2019 a the Sandton Event Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.Other African Leadership CEO Hall of Famers to be inducted along with Oliver Klark, Jr. include:Ms. Mukwandi Chibesakunda, first female Chief Executive Officer at National Savings and Credit (NATSAVE) Bank and First female President of the Zambia Institute of Banking and Finance;Mr. Olukayode A. Pitan, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Industry, who has participated in many innovative transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market;Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, where he began his career in 1985;Rosemary Jairo, a Tanzanian diplomat with a career in the public & diplomatic service in Eastern-Southern Africa & the United Kingdom, who played a key role in improving the livelihood of local communities & migrants;Ahmed Al Shemeili, Head of Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear unit in Supreme Counsel for National Security, United Arab Emirates. He is also head of the national committee for Nuclear & Radiological Preparedness & Response;Mrs. Shamila Ramjawan, renown marketing guru who has been in the marketing and communications industry for over two decades. She published the book “Marketing tools and strategies” in July 2013.Previously inducted members of the CEO’s club include; H.E Marc Ravalomanana, Former President of Madagascar; Mr. Corneille KAREKEZI, Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, African Reinsurance Corporation; Mr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries; Mr. kabath Mesmin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Keco Group Congo; Frank Brako Adu Jnr, Managing Director, Cal Bank Ghana;  Dr. Shepherd Bushiri, The President SB Investment, Johannesburg, South Africa;  Mr. Mohammed “Mo” Dewji, CEO of MeTL Group; Mohammed Jebbar, President, BC Skills Group, Morroco and and a host of other eminent CEO’s from across Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe scene fell into the unusual category mainly because it was Ervin Santana who was given a moment to drink in the adulation. On Labor Day, Santana certainly went to work as he gave up just two Mike Piazza singles in his 61/3 shutout innings. The outing was even more amazing considering that Angels manager Mike Scioscia flirted with the idea of removing the inconsistent right-hander from the rotation altogether. The Angels’ 9-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics ended Santana’s career-high losing streak at six, a skid that dated to June 15 against the Dodgers. Santana’s six defeats came over his last nine major league starts. The crowd of 39,164, which withstood the 100-degree temperatures at the 6:05 p.m. first pitch, still had the energy to back Santana. “I was very happy (with the ovation) because even with all the struggles I felt I had their support,” Santana said through broadcaster Jose Mota, who served as interpreter. “The fans supporting me, that’s a big thing.” BASEBALL: Right-hander beats the A’s for the seventh time in nine tries. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER It was a rare sight indeed at Angel Stadium on Monday night to see the crowd get to its feet and the appreciative player doff his cap. The Angels maintained their 61/2 game lead in the American League West over the Seattle Mariners, who ended a nine-game losing streak with a victory over the New York Yankees. The Angels’ magic number to clinch the division is 20. Santana (6-12) will get another chance to start now, although Bartolo Colon might return in another week and could bump him from his spot. For now, that is the furthest thing from Santana’s mind. His roller coaster season just stormed up one of the few inclines it has come across this season. “I don’t think it was to a point to where, if he struggled tonight he was definitely out (of the rotation), but obviously we’re getting to a point of the season where we need guys to go out there and give us a chance to win,” Scioscia said. “Ervin did that tonight.” It had to feel good that the A’s were the opponent in a potentially make-or-break outing. Santana improved to 7-1 with a 1.40 ERA in 641/3 innings in nine lifetime starts against Oakland. “I have to keep the team close and give them a chance to win while concentrating on one pitch and one batter at a time,” Santana said when asked how he can continue to deliver starts like Monday’s. Santana was just 5-11 with a 6.22 ERA when he was sent to triple-A Salt Lake after a rough start on July 17. He now has two dominating starts and two shaky ones since returning. After Santana gave up five runs in one-third of an inning against the Mariners last Tuesday, Dustin Moseley was being thought of as a rotation replacement, but Scioscia’s hunch in Santana paid off. Santana gave up just one walk before getting out of the first inning, a giant improvement over his last start. Santana had control issues Monday with five walks, but managed to pitch around them. His defining moment came in the fifth, when the A’s had two runners on and one out. Santana got Shannon Stewart to pop out to second and Nick Swisher to strike out swinging to end the threat. Catcher Jeff Mathis actually called a fastball on the third-strike pitch to Swisher, but Santana shook that off and went slider to get the strikeout. “It wasn’t a clean game for Ervin, but I don’t think he left his game plan,” Scioscia said. “I think that although the walks were there to make him pitch out of trouble … he made those guys step up to have to beat him.” The offense was powered by home runs from Gary Matthews Jr. (his 18th), Mathis (fourth) and Garret Anderson (13th). Six different Angels delivered at least one RBI. The A’s scored four of their runs off rookies Rich Thompson and Jason Bulger in the eighth inning. Justin Speier, who learned Monday that he will take over Scot Shields’ setup role for the time being, finished off the eighth inning with a strikeout of former Angel Jeff DaVanon. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more