Onyeka Nchege

_MG_4714aAs former Interstate Batteries’ chief information officer, Onyeka Nchege championed partnerships to make valuable ideas possible. He combined a passion for technology with deep business insights to help Interstate realize its vision: to be the first choice in sustainable battery solutions in every community we serve, now and for generations to come.

A recent finalist for the 2017 ORBIE CIO of the Year award, Onyeka brings more than 20 years of experience leading teams, developing strategies and building technology solutions to the biggest name in automotive replacement batteries. He also led the creation and integration of technology solutions for Interstate’s network of retail store franchises and distributors across North and Central America. Onyeka regularly contributes to CIO Review magazine and shares his insights and experience with peers and colleagues via his own blog, onyekanchege.com

Onyeka began his career working in the banking industry, serving as a technical business analyst, designing and implementing their e-commerce solutions. He moved to the manufacturing industry where he led software developers and business leaders in multiple platforms and locations. Before Interstate, Onyeka was the CIO for Coca Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, where he led teams to modernize technology in the field, powering business processes for daily, on-the-street use.

Onyeka regularly speaks at community and industry events, including serving as an executive host for the Technology Ball, a series of events focusing on the passion and advancement of STEM, the keynote and guest speaker for the 2017 DFW Technology Prayer Breakfast, which helps connect North Texas technology leaders through faith and integrity and as a member of the Dallas CIO Governing Body for EVANTA.

Onyeka is a graduate of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management.

Onyeka and his wife Yulanda have four children: Charisse, Chris, Kalu and Nnenna. As a family, the Ncheges love sporting events, and Onyeka enjoys golfing, spending time with his family and watching movies.

“I’m a husband, a father, a brother, a son and a friend. For as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be in a place where I help others. My life is filled with unexpected blessings, and my intent and sole purpose truly is to give back a measure of what God has provided to me.”


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avatar Chudy August 20, 2012 at 1:00 am

My brother
I am very impressed!! Well done. Can’t wait to see you!
Chudy Nduaka

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avatar Onyeka Nchege August 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

Thanks for the kind words. it has been a while. Great to hear from you. I trust the family is well. Please say hello to everyone. Take care and God bless.

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avatar Eshan September 9, 2012 at 11:23 am

Hi onyeka
I am really so impressed by this blog. The writings, the lucidity in them makes you feel really good.All Five Points are wonderfully written and it inspires me instantly. “Feedback is the catalyst for change” is such a motivating line. “Success in your hands” is another gem of a line.
I have also read “Stop Digging that Hole”. Makes an impact straightaway.Have shared this on Twitter as well where the reactions are so good.
Congratulations.
Will be reading more to give you honest reactions.

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avatar Onyeka Nchege September 23, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Eshan, thanks for the support with the comments and the tweets. It is much appreciated. Please continue with the comments an feedback. it serves to make this blog better.

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avatar Lb small October 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I read your article and I love it. Continue to let God use you in everyway because you are truly a blessing and inspiration to me and many others. From your family down south “We love you” and God bless. LB

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avatar Onyeka Nchege November 15, 2012 at 3:10 am

Thanks LB. I appreciate the support. You know I need all my family support to make this work. Thanks for posting a comment. I too have learned a lot from the Small family. You guys are great!!

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avatar Bob Yearwood June 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Onyeka,

All extremely important comments in your “Leadership on the Go”. I was impressed with your comments at NCTA Conference in Raleigh, now further impressed by the article. That’s why I have been hoping to get time on your calendar. I’d like to connect on a business level.

Sincerely,
Bob Yearwood, EVP
Premeir Alliance, Inc.
byearwood@premieralliance.com

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avatar chibuzo igwiro May 26, 2014 at 10:41 am

onyeka this is chibuzo igwiro an old boy of government college owerri nigeria. good to see your pix. do you remember victor orakwe, okechukwu waturuocha etc cheers till i come your way again

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avatar Onyeka Nchege May 26, 2014 at 11:07 am

Nwanna, of course I remember you plus all the other bros from our days at GCO. It’s been a long long time. Reconnection is in order.

May God bless you and your family.

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avatar Jessica Hood August 3, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Onyeka,

I really enjoy your posts and learn something from each of them. The points on the F.R.A.N.K. discussion are ones I wish everyone knew. I’ve particularly enjoyed reading about your philosophy on giving back what you have been blessed with by God. I wholeheartedly agree and view my career as service.

Welcome to Texas and to Interstate Batteries!

All the best,
Jessica

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avatar Onyeka Nchege August 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Thanks Jessica. I absolutely appreciate you reading the posts. It definitely has been a vehicle of service for me.

Thanks for reaching out and extending the hand. I am enjoying getting to know Texas and Interstate Batteries.

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avatar Asesh Datta April 27, 2017 at 8:11 am

Onyeka Nchege What a simple yet communicable words you have. I find your one article with BTDT leadership interesting.
Your subscription button is now faulty. may like to check.
All is fine. I worked with Eveready batteries from 82 -09. What does Interstate Batteries deal with?
I would like to read most of your posts here.
All is well.
To do is to be.
Regards
Asesh Datta

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