Reverend Monsignor Professor Dr Obiora Ike, born in Gusau, Northern Nigeria is a Catholic priest, teacher, scholar, social entrepreneur, publisher and author. He is acknowledged and sought after public speaker and bridge builder across religions, cultures and continents and is a human rights activist and development practitioner. Dr Ike studied from 1975 1986 in Nigeria, Austria, Germany, France and UK, and holds degrees in philosophy, theology, economics, journalism and political science with a doctorate specialisation in Ethics from the University of Bonn, Germany.
Professor Dr Ike has held several positions of service in Church, Society and State within Africa and in Europe. As founder of a number of educational and development organisations in Nigeria, including the Catholic Institute for Development Justice peace and Caritas (CIKJAP), the Prisoners Legal Education and Assistance Scheme and the Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs Training Association. He has served as Chairman of the leading Umuchinemere Procredit Microfinance Bank Ltd in Nigeria as well as chairperson of 27 organisations is Member of the European Academy of Science and Arts; New York Academy and Club of Rome.
He has held several academic posts as Professor at the Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/ German, the Theological Faculty Tilburg and most recent is Professor Ethics and Intercultural Studies, Godfrey Okoye University. He is Chairman of the Enugu Stage Government Economic Advisory Committee and currently Executive Director of Globethics.net in Geneva, Switzerland, the lead applies ethics international NGO, an ECOSOC member of the UN.