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Chiji Ojukwu

Director, Agriculture & Agro-industry Department at AfDB


Dr Chiji Ojukwu is currently the Director, Agriculture and Agro-industry Department of the African Development Bank. Prior to resuming this position, he was Regional Director, at the Bank with responsibilities for policy and programming in six countries: Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe and Zambia.

Earlier, Dr. Ojukwu was a Manager for North, East and South Regions in the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (2007 – 2010). He also held positions of senior, principal and chief agricultural economist from 1997 to 2007 and has taught and written many papers in the area of project analysis showcasing his expertise in the sector.

 Dr Chiji Ojukwu is from Nigeria and holds a Ph.D. and a Master's Degree in Development Economics and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture (agricultural economics) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

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