Full Name
Mr. Okechukwu Ihejirika
Job Title
Chief Operating Officer, Carribean
Africa Export Import Bank
Speaker Bio
Okechukwu Ihejirika, is the Ag. Chief Operating Officer, Caribbean Office at the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank. Afreximbank is the foremost pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors, and has now extended coverage to the Caribbean region following the recognition of the Diaspora as the 6th region of the African Union. Prior to his current role, he was the Head Trade Services unit of the Bank, a position he held for about 8 years.

Okechukwu has more than 20 years banking experience with specific focus on Trade finance. Before joining Afreximbank in August 2015, Mr. Ihejirika held a number of senior Trade Finance positions in Nigerian banks, the last of which was, Head Trade Finance at Union bank of Nigeria.

He holds a Master of Business Administration- International business from the American Intercontinental University, and a Bachelor of Science- Actuarial Science and Insurance from Imo State University. He also holds a Certificate in International Trade and Finance from the Institute of Financial Services London, as well as being a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist, among other professional certifications.

He is also a member of the ICC Taskforce on Guarantees, as well as the digitization working group of the ICC. He is also one of the founding members of the African council of BAFT, where he also serves as the chair membership committee for African council and member of the global membership committee
Okechukwu Ihejirika