Chief Edozien holds a B.Sc. (Hons) (Economics) from the University of Ibadan and an M.A. Economics from the University of Wisconsin.
As a Civil Servant, he rose to the position of Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office in 1987 and National Planning, Office of Planning and Budget both in the Presidency. Chief Edozien served as Deputy Governor of Bendel State and later Delta State.
He was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Afribank Nigeria Plc as well as Chairman of Afribank International Limited (Merchant Bankers) from 1993 to 1999. He is the Chairman of a number of Nigerian companies such as Jenkyns Consult Nigeria Limited and Mercedes Benz Automobile Services Limited.
He also holds other directorate positions in several companies. Chief Edozien joined the Board of Diamond Bank in 2008.