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Waste recycling and social benefit venture


ReCyclePoints

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Headquarters
Lagos, Nigeria, Africa
Organization Type
Startup
Stage of Development
In Market TRL 9
Value Chain Impact
Collection / Recovery
Seeking
Partnerships
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Chioma Ukonu

Co-Founder & COO

Chioma Angela Ukonu (Mrs.) is the Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer at RecyclePoints; which is Nigeria’s foremost waste recycling and social benefit venture that motivates post-consumers to recycle by creating value from their everyday waste. She is a Certified Social Sector Manager and Social Entrepreneur with focus on environmental sustainability, poverty eradication, women empowerment, youth employment and community engagement. Chioma is a member of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, a Mandela Washington Fellow, a Cherie Blair foundation Road to Growth alumni, a LEAP Africa Social Innovators Fellow, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) alumni, a Chivas Venture global alumnus, an MITLegathum/Zambezi finalist and most recently, a LAUNCH Circular finalist. She holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Industrial Physics (Electronics Option), a certificate in Business and Entrepreneurship from Drake University Des Moines Iowa USA, a certificate in Social Sector Management from the Pan Atlantic University. She sought after her passion in Customer Relationship Management, Business Development and Operation with over eleven years of experience in the Telecoms, Banking and waste management sectors. Chioma is a Nigerian, a wife, a mother of three lovely kids, result oriented and a resiliently hard working young lady. She stands for sustainable development, local content development and she is a firm believer of a better Africa; where Africans are integral to the solutions for Africa’s problems.
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Mazi Ukonu

Co-Founder

Mazi Ukonu, a Materials Engineer and Supply-Chain Manager, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials & Metallurgical Engineering. He earned an Executive Certificate in Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has attended numerous MBA courses in Supply-Chain and Project Management. As a materials expert, he privately sought to build a viable model for waste recycling cum social enterprise that will suit the Nigerian ethos and the result is RecyclePoints.
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