Dr Okey Ikechukwu, is a life coach, leadership consultant and educationist. A former lecturer in UNILAG, former member/Ag. Chairman of The Guardian Editorial Board and former Chairman Editorial Board of The Comet (now The Nation newspaper, he was SA to the Minister of Transport (2000. - 2003, SA to the Presidential Adviser on Legal and Constitutional (2003 - 2004), S A to Minister of Information (2004 - 2005) and Head of Communication, Federal Ministry of Education.
He is Director of Development Academy, a member of Thisday Editorial Board and consultant to several organizations and governments. He has held high profile capacity building programmes for state and federal governments, as well as organisations like the Nigerian Defence Academy, ECOWAS, the Nigerian Stock Exchange etc. He has been Director of the International Institute of Leadership and Governance and has Chaired several government institutional reform Committees and led industry delegations on behalf of the government.
DR Ikechukwu holds a Ph.D in philosophy, is Member of the National Institute (mni), NIPSS, Kuru, and has the following international certifications, among others:
- International Leadership (the Leadership Institute, Arlington Virginia
- Leadership and Service Delivery (GIMT), South Africa,
- Public and Executive Communication (Harvard University)
- Effective Public Speaking, (American Management Association (AMA), New York
- Crucial Conversations (Vital Smarts), US
- Character Counts' (Character Training programme of) the Josephson Institute in the US.
He has been Conference Assistant to the Presidential Advisory Committee on National Conference, Member of the Centenary Celebrations Committee, Member of the Policy Commission on Human Development of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG). He is married with children.