AKAI EGWUONWU is the MD/CEO of Stine IndustriesLimited makers of Anambra Rice, Stine Rice Gold & Heroes Gold. He is also the CEO of Gime Noodles Limited, DeZara Table Water, & Diet Feeds. Akai hails from Amichi, Nnewi South LGA of Anambra State and is the last son of Chief & Chief (Mrs) Egwuonwu. His parents were also industrialists that established Odiche Bread in 1958.
A big believer in human resource development at the grass root level, Akai supports the empowerment of rural dwellers to become micro entrepreneurs. He has made huge strides in this effort by anchoring numerous farmers, majority of which are women. His various companies stand as off-takers to the farmers to guarantee them a market for all of their produce at a fixed price thereby creating a buffer against financial constraints that may result from low prices. Akai through the community outreach of his company has trained over 250 youths of Nnewi-South LGA, Anambra State in the modern best practices in fish farming.
Akai is an industrialist per excellence and holds B.Sc Business Management from Western International university, Greenwich campus, London. And MBA International Business Management form University of East London.
Akai is no stranger to success, having successfully established various organizations and industries within Nigeria and the Diaspora. Akai has more than 30 years of experience in managing Small & Medium Scale Enterprises.
Over the years, Akai has worked closely with the people and Government of Anambra State and the result is Anambra Rice, a truly Nigerian Brand. Akai has been the recipient of numerous awards including Distinguished Personality of the year 2016 from the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Pillar of Education in Anambra State from Anambra State Students Association, Distinguished agro business man of the year 2016 by the National Orientation Agency, Humanitarian service award by Rotary International and the prestigious best rice miller of 2016. He has also received awards from Federal and State Ministry of Agricultures, communities, NGOs, student groups, amongst others.