Prof.
Charles Ukeje

Independent Non-Executive Director
Bio

Prof. Charles Ukeje, holds a doctoral degree in International Relations at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He joined the Faculty of the University as a Graduate Assistant in 1992 and rose through the ranks to become University Professor in 2008. He has held prestigious awards, including the Fulbright Scholarship; taught and conducted research in major academic centers in Nigeria, the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ethiopia, including Oxford University’s Department of International Development; and provided specialist consultancy advisory to major inter-governmental institutions such as ECOWAS, AU and several UN entities.

His teaching and research interests at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as international consultancies, are at the intersections of peace, security and development issues in Africa. He has authored, co-authored or coedited over 50 publications in major peer-reviewed journals and books.

Professor Ukeje is widely traveled across Africa and beyond. He joined the Board of Livingtrust Mortgage Bank Plc with a wealth of experience having previously served at the highest levels in notable institutions such as the Advisory Board and Selection Committee of the Next Generation African Social Sciences Fellowship Programme of the Social Science Research Council in New York, and also on the Technical Committee of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa. He was recently invited to serve as Lead Author of the African Union Peace and Security Council- mandated continental study on the ‘role and contributions of youth to peace and security in Africa.

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