Mr. Kingsley Ekeke

Mr. Kingsley Ekeke is the President of Igbo Association Ottawa-Gatineau. A staunch advocate of Ndi Igbo in Canada, particularly in the Canada Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau. Mr. Ekeke is a renowned Information Technologist who is serving the Government of Canada as a Senior Technical Specialist, Data Platforms, at Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Mrs. Bernadette Nwaiwu
Vice President

Mrs. Bernadette Nwaiwu is the current vice president and has been the vice president of the Igbo Association since the last two executive committees of the Association. She is the founding member of Igbo Womans Association Ottawa and was once the president of that organization. Mrs. Nwaiwu is arguably the most prominent Igbo woman leader in the Ottawa federal capital region which earned her the title “Nne Igbo nile”

Mrs. Nwaiwu is a senior health professional and has a background in banking and finance.

Dr. Frank Akujobi

Dr. Frank Akujobi is the current Treasurer of the Igbo Association in Ottawa-Gatineau and is a long-time volunteer on the Executive Board.

A business leader and serial entrepreneur, Dr. Akujobi is the CEO of The Frankware Group, overseeing corporations actively engaged in management consulting, investment management, and other ventures.

Mrs. Gaelle Hammond
Assistant Social Secretary

Mrs. Gaelle Hammond is proud to be serving as the Assistant Social Secretary of Igbo Association, Ottawa-Gatineau, and a member of The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center/Hospital. Mrs. Hammond is an active scholar with the University of Ottawa pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Gaelle, Originally from Burundi, became an Igbo woman by marriage, and her love for Igbo Culture has informed her volunteer to serve the Igbo community.

Ms. Kelechi Akwiwu B.A. (Hons.) M.H.A,
Ms. Kelechi Akwiwu is a graduate of the University of Nigeria. She trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Price Waterhouse accounting firm. She also holds a Masters degree in Health Administration from the University of Ottawa. She is currently retired after a career with the Canadian Public service.
Mr. Chikezirim Nwakanma
Public Relations Officer

Chikezirim Nwakanma is a Diesel Engine Specialist with The city of Ottawa, a Diesel Fleet Maintenance Consultant and a real estate investor.

Mr. Nwakanma is the former financial secretary of Igbo Association Ottawa-Gatineau for seven years and is presently serving as the Public Relations Officer. His love for community service, especially the Igbo community, informed his dedication to the Igbo community in Ottawa and the Nigerian broader community.

Nwanneka Ejiofor (MSW, RSW)
Financial Secretary

Clinical Counsellor/ Master of Therapy, Lanark Leeds Grenville Addictions and Mental Health.

Chinyere Elizabeth Chibor-Udeozor MA/MPA
Social Secretary

Mrs. Chinyere Elizabeth Udeozor is the Social Secretary Igbo Association Ottawa-Gatineau. Her role in the community has continued to enhance the growth of the Igbo Community.

Mrs. Udeozor is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Pebbles & Diamonds, Canada.