The Executive Committee and Council Members of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has appointed the MD/CEO, Dignity Finance and Investment Limited, Dr Chijioke Ekechukwu as the Vice President – Industry of the Chamber.
The appointment which is subject to ratification at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) would elevate the foremost economist to the Executive Committee of the Chamber.
The President of ACCI, Dr Al-Mujtaba Abubakar announced the appointment of Dr Ekechukwu at the 6th EXCO meeting on Thursday as ACCI VP Industry to replace the late Ichie Jude Igwe who occupied the position till his demise on the 15th of October 2021.
Dr Chijioke, a Council member of ACCI has served as the Director General of the Chamber between 2017 and 2018. During his tenure, he turned around and initiated a good number of pragmatic restructuring policies that changed the fortunes of the Chamber of Commerce.
Among his academic qualifications are; a BSc in Economics, MBA in Business Management, MSc in Finance, MSc Economics and a Ph.D in Finance, specialising in Monetory Policy.
He had many years of experience in Banking and rose to top management level before exiting in 2008 to join Bristol Investments Limited as the Managing Director/ CEO. He was the Assistant Vice President and Regional Director, Abuja and North, FCMB and Bank PHB.
He is on the Board of First Generation Mortgage Bank Ltd, Abuja, Bristol Academy Ltd and Dignity Finance and Investments Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Oriental Rice Mill Ltd.
Dr. Ekechukwu, a former President of Rotary Club of Abuja is happily married with children.
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