Philip I. Thomas (Comrade Phils)

MD/CEO | Social Metrics Limited

With a vast experience in digital PR and a serial entrepreneur majoring mostly in ICT and the media industry, Philip has carved a nitch for himself in the business of digital marketing in Africa.

Starting out as a UI web and mobile app developer, then venturing into citizen journalism and photography, his position as the CEO of Social Metrics Limited leaves no room for imperfections.

Philip Itoro Thomas (Comrade Phils)

Comrade Phils teaching at the Kigali Social Media Conference organized by the Africa Movie Academy Awards in collaboration with the Rwandan government.

He is a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), a verified certificate holder from MIT via its EDX program, a Google Certified Digital Marketer who has also been trained by Facebook and Twitter.

In 2015, Philip was head of the Social Media Campaign team for the re-election quest of former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, via the Transformation Ambassadors for Nigeria (TAN).

He is also the CEO of SmartCity Broadband Limited, an ISP firm operating in Nigeria, founder Visual Plus Studios, a visual media and photography firm and publisher of Reports Afrique and WIRED Nigeria online newspapers. Philip also sits as board member to other firms both in the UK and in Nigeria.

Philip also has a passion for poetry, social activism and classical music.