Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie

Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie

  • Country Director, Sierra Leone
  • International Growth Centre


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Chukwu-Emeka is the Country Director of IGC Sierra Leone.

Chukwu-Emeka has an eclectic professional background starting in the mid-1980s and spanning the fields of ICT, journalism, lecturing, management consulting, African diaspora nonprofit, migration and development advisory services, and private sector development consulting. Working mainly in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he combines his IGC role with leading an FCDO-funded private sector development initiative, Invest Salone. 

Chukwu-Emeka has an MA in Communications Policy Studies from City University, London and a BA (Hons) by Independent Study from the North East London Polytechnic (now University of East London) with a focus on ICT and international development. In 1994 he cofounded the London-based African Foundation for Development (AFFORD) to maximize African diasporas’ contributions to Africa’s development. He’s served as senior advisors to the governments of Mexico and Mauritius in their respective capacities as chairs of the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD). In 2015, he worked at the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) to end the epidemic. 

More recently, Chukwu-Emeka has come to appreciate the complex, systemic nature of Africa’s development challenges that demand more creative, holistic approaches to problem-solving and that will likely stretch our collective and individual imaginations in unexpected and unusual ways. This quest is now the focus of his professional practice and development.