Tony Ejiogu, the APGA candidate for the scheduled November 11 governorship election in Imo State, is making waves in the South East political landscape. With a profile as a financial management and business development expert, Ejiogu brings over two and a half decades of experience in the industry.
His educational background, sound economic policies, and commitment to improving the educational experience have made him a candidate that Imolites are anxiously looking to.
Born on March 23, 1974, to Sir Ambrose and Lady Maria Ejiogu of Umuakuru, Emekuku, Owerri, Tony Ejiogu is the third out of nine children. He attended Imo State University Primary School in Aba and St. Peter Claver Seminary at Okpala for his secondary education before pursuing further studies in the United States.
Ejiogu obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the University of Akron, Ohio. He continued his academic pursuits and earned a Master’s degree in Administration from Bowie State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland. His thirst for knowledge demonstrates his dedication to personal growth and his ability to apply diverse perspectives to problem-solving.
In his career, Ejiogu started as an Investigative Business Consultant with Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he gathered credit information on businesses and provided comprehensive reports widely used for government transactions and business assessments.
He later joined Booz-Allen & Hamilton Corp as a Program Financial Analyst, supporting the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in financial management and data analysis for Department of Defense systems.
Venturing into the fields of investment, finance, and consultancy, Ejiogu provided investment services, including mortgage-backed securities, to clients worldwide. He also worked as a Program Financial Consultant with the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), supporting electoral democracy and managing projects in the Middle East and North Africa region.
In 2011, he established E-Horizon Consulting Limited, a financial management and business development consultancy firm focused on catalyzing economic development.
Ejiogu’s experience in public service includes serving as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Administration to Governor Ikedi Ohakim, where he played a crucial role in formulating government policies, managing personnel, and gaining insights into the flaws and potential improvements in the state’s civil and public service system.
This experience provided him with a deep understanding of administration and a desire to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Beyond his professional achievements, Tony Ejiogu leads a humble Christian life and respects the culture and traditions of his people. He actively engages in philanthropic gestures, social interventions, education projects, and manpower capacity development, demonstrating his commitment to the growth and development of his community.
Imolites are anxious about Ejiogu’s gubernatorial candidacy because of his political value. His sound economic policies provide hope for improved financial stability and development in the state.
Furthermore, his top-notch educational plan promises to transform the educational system and provide an excellent learning experience for Imo citizens. With his extensive background in financial management, business development, and consultancy, Ejiogu possesses the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle the challenges facing Imo State.
Tony Ejiogu is a candidate with a remarkable profile and extensive experience in financial management, business development, and public service. Imolites are eagerly awaiting his leadership, driven by his sound economic policies and commitment to transforming the educational system.
Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah is the Editor-In-Chief iReporteronline.