About Mark Essien
I’m the founder and CEO of Hotels.ng - one of the biggest online hotel booking agencies in sub-saharan africa. I’m also a coder - mostly C++, but a few other languages too.
I enjoy bike riding and tinkering with hardware.
I’m from Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, which is also where I grew up.
I studied at the Beuth Hochschule in Berlin (B.Eng Computer Engineering), followed by the Freie Universität, Berlin (M.Sc Computer Science).
Prior to founding Hotels.ng I did iPhone apps. Before that I did a language learning site (Ingolingo), and before that a DirectShow Mpeg Encoder.