Chuma Obum is a Startup Business Coach and Consultant who before founding Truebiz.com.ng spent more than 12 years working in business development, brand management, digital marketing communications, and security management roles for various national and multinational companies such as Chabod Global Links, Vmobile/Celtel Nigeria, Galacticos Entertainment Center, Artezia Security Systems, and Darforp Security Ltd, which also consulted for Airtel Nigeria & 9mobile when it was still Etisalat Nigeria.
In 2014, however, Chuma finally decided to give up paid employment to pursue his entrepreneurial dream of becoming an independent consultant who provides innovative entrepreneurship and business development solutions to both emerging and established entrepreneurs and business owners. With a creative knack for seeing, sizing, and seizing new business development opportunities, Chuma has since been able to foster sustainable innovations and collaborations across various markets in the hospitality, childcare, digital media, publishing, security, and music industry.
Also, not only has he written and developed strategic business plans, company profiles, investment/sponsorship proposals, and marketing campaigns for more than 20 start-up companies and several established businesses in the small and medium business environment of Nigeria, he has also been able to raise about N200million capital for some of the related business owners to either start or expand their business operations. Moreover, apart from currently heading the business development department of the PGM Club, he is also responsible for the day-to-day management of three of his own small businesses called Truewords Motivational Solutions, Noodles Asunese Enterprises, and True Business Solutions.
Chuma has a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) in Business Administration & Management from the University of Ado Ekiti; a Professional Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the CGMIE School of Consulting Abuja, a Postgraduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing at the London Business Academy Lagos; an Advanced Professional Diploma in Security Management and Strategic Operations from the International Institute of Professional Security Lagos, and is a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), Alumni and peer mentor.
Driven by a strong entrepreneurial spirit and sound administrative skills, Obika Kingsley Chibuike is a clear-cut example of a self-motivated individual who despite the chains of popular fast-food restaurants owned by his family, decided to embark upon a business journey of his own as soon as he gained the relevant working experience.
As a matter of fact, he left a very lucrative job as the Branch Manager of one of his family’s Kingstine Joe restaurant outlet in 2016 to start his own car-wash and finger foods business. Subsequently, in 2017, he also co-founded Birthday Wishes- a birthday servicing company
Following his considerable levels of success in all of these business ventures, coupled with his enthusiastic and humble personality, the Founders of Truebiz.com.ng, offered him part ownership of the business, and also made him their Senior Manager for Business Developments in 2018.
Kingsley is graduate of Political Science from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.