Motivated by the belief that the power of community empowers the individual, and the growing acceptance of social entrepreneurship to successfully link business objectives with social change, we explored various models that could serve the needs of everyone, as such MyKomms was born.
We believe in a world where everyone can give and receive help through the power of community. Performing community service is a worthy endeavor that brings people and communities closer together and improves the wellness of those volunteering their time and effort.
Our website brings together volunteers that organize events and create community/groups in their neighborhoods and worldwide. The whole community benefits from the gifts of much needed help, emotional support, and peace of mind, while volunteers find meaning in giving back to those in need.
James Nwazuoke, Founder and CEO of MyKomms
James was born in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is the son of Lawrence and Justina Nwazuoke. He and his seven siblings grew up in Lagos. From his early age, James showed signs of excellence. He attended St Kizito seminary school until the age of 17. He then pursued a Bachelors of Pharmacy at the University of Benin, Nigeria. During his studies, James was always helping his parents with the family business and he was also giving out his time to younger students to help them prepare for their exams.
After graduating as a pharmacist, he traveled to London, UK. He stayed and worked there for 4 years. This is when James developed a taste for travel. He then moved to Vietnam, where he was teaching for an Australian college based in Ho Chi Minh City. He met a lot of people there, especially a lot of Nigerians whose conditions were difficult. He quickly formed a Union to help address these conditions and became the President of the Union from 2007 to 2009. He was able to achieve a lot towards the Nigerian community. While in South-East Asia, he also took time to study MBA at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
James loves to meet new people, see new places and learn about new cultures. He has travelled to all continents and visited many countries. His ambition to join UN led him to Rennes, France, where he got a new degree, a Masters of Science in International Business Negotiation. He graduated in 2011 and started planning MyKomms. He's been dreaming of a place where the whole world could meet and come together to help communities grow healthier. As of today, James pursues a Doctorate in Business Admistration at ISM, New York, and studies Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford University. He is the founder and chief executive officer of MyKomms. He's married and has a son, and currently lives in France. He's determined, concerned and willing to change the world into a better place!
Elise Nwazuoke, Vice President of MyKomms
Elise was born in 1989 in Avranches, France. She grew up with her parents and elder brother in Lower Normandy. She pursued her education with a Bachelors in Foreign Applied Languages at Caen University from 2006 to 2009. Then she followed with a Masters of Science in International Business Negotiations at ESC Rennes School of Business, France. She graduated in 2011 and this is where she met James. Since 2011, Elise has developed a taste for entrepreneurship and travel. She's been traveling across Europe, Asia and Africa with the aim of understanding the world in which we live. She has naturally developed a sense for community help and today she belongs to a number of groups and associations. She's the Vice President of MyKomms, and as such she dedicates all her time to the project.
Wife of James since August 2014 and happy mother of a boy, she still finds time to travel around and practise foreign languages, her second hobby! She is hard-working, enthusiastic and passionate.
Nikunj J. Shingala, IT Expert at MyKomms
Nikunj was born in 1990 in Veraval, Gujarat, India. He studied Computer Science at Saurashtra University, India and graduated with distinction a Masters degree in 2012. After working for a few companies, Nik thought he had acquired enough experience to create his own business. He then set up his own IT company at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. When he is free, he enjoys playing video games on his computer, but also trekking and exploring new places.
Nik has joined MyKomms in 2014 as the IT expert.
Jeffery Ted, Event Coordinator at MyKomms
Jeff was born in 1982 in Albany, NY. His family moved to California when he was 4 so he did his primary school and high school education in San Diego. He graduated from the California State University of Los Angeles with a Bachelors in Organizational Communication and Public Relations. After graduation, Jeff started working as a PR consultant for various companies in California.
In 2012, he decided to move back to New York and he's currently living in Manhattan, where he operates as an event coordinator for MyKomms.