Program Director, West Africa Region
Ekenem Isichei is currently a Program Director with the Corporate Council on Africa He has distinctively served different local and international clients such as BG Group, BP North America, and Marathon oil, Accenture, Chevron, Procter and Gamble, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Chemonics, Unilever, ABT Associates, Palladium etc. He has lived and worked in Europe, Nigeria, United States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago serving in various key management and leadership roles.
He has a proven track record of delivering outstanding results and advisory services in the areas of Government relations (Public Affairs), strategy, trade and Investments, compliance, business performance, turnaround management, gap analysis, risk and project management across different sectors.
He consistently interfaces with several key stakeholders in the public and private sector with the aim of improving the ease of doing business in Nigeria and across West Africa. He is currently a member of the Presidential council on ICT and creativity.
Ekenem has facilitated several trade missions to Nigeria in the finance, health, infrastructure, security, Avaition sectors. These led to stronger working relationships and deals between the US and Nigeria. Ekenem has also facilitated reverse trade mission for Nigerian key stakeholders which included platforms for the Vice President of Nigeria, Nigerian Governors, ministers, Nigerian Investment Promotion council and private sector stakeholders. Ekenem also organized and facilitated meetings, investment forums, seminars and programs designed to build technical capacity, encourage supply chain opportunities and improve the trade and investment business climate. He has spoken on several panels in Nigeria and across Africa on topics around the economic development, ICT, Trade, Investments, Health, Agriculture, etc.