Ike Chioke has over 16 years of investment banking experience gained from work in various areas of corporate finance: mergers and acquisitions project/structured finance and debt/equity capital markets activities. His industry specializations include the telecommunications, media, financial services and general industrial sectors.
Ike received his undergraduate education at the University of Ife, Osun state, Nigeria from 1982 – 1987, where he graduated with a B.Sc. Civil Engineering (First Class Honors), having been awarded the Unife Merit Scholar award in 1983.
In 1987, Ike commenced his professional career as a project civil engineer with the Ankpa local government in Kogi state, Nigeria.
During this time, he was responsible for systems planning, design costing, cost-benefit analysis and construction planning of civil engineering works worth $10 million and which had a direct economic impact on the local community. Subsequently he moved to the tax division of Arthur Anderson where he offered advisory services to major financial institutions and multinational oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
Afrinvest Nigeria Limited merged with SECTrust Nigeria Limited, a leading securities firm. With the merger, Ike was appointed the deputy managing director of the combined entity Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited (“Afrinvest”) and Head, Investment Banking in 2005.
On 26th March 2009, the Board of Directors of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited appointed him Managing Director of the firm.