Chukwuka Monye is an innovation strategist, corporate development and consumer intelligence expert. His experience covers various functions in several industries including financial services, telecoms, agriculture, solid minerals, media & entertainment, retail and the public sector. He is adept in formulating corporate and marketing strategies as well as providing solutions using technology and innovation. He started his career in the United States, where he worked as an analyst at Citigroup’s private client business in Florida, before becoming the branch manager of a credit union.
He is passionate about the development of the African continent and this led him to establish Ciuci Consulting with two objectives – to provide advice to businesses in Africa and to develop locally based human capacity amidst a challenging educational and economic environment. Chukwuka has led Ciuci to become one of the leading consulting firms in the African region having executed over 200 projects in less than 10 years.
Chukwuka has led the development of several social impact initiatives aimed at taking the capacity building focus to corporate Nigeria and the society at large in sectors such as agriculture and healthcare on a pro bono basis as a sign of Ciuci’s commitment to its ideals. A key part of the company’s philosophy, social impact, continues to expand rapidly as seen by the scope and volume of the projects it has undertaken since its inception.
He has been involved in the incubation of a number of successful products and companies including the City of Lagos Monopoly game and the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA), a leadership institute for the healthcare sector with collaborators such as Cambridge and Duke Universities.
His passion for positive change within the continent also led him to establish iQube- an organization designed to engage the youth and foster knowledge sharing, collaboration and out of the box thinking. It is founded on 3Is – Innovation, Inspiration and Insight. iQube plans to address specific socioeconomic development needs in Africa through different programs.
He is currently the Director General of Delta Economic Summit Group, a private sector-led think tank focused on influencing and delivering positive and strategic change most especially economic development in Delta State. As the inaugural DG, Chukwuka hopes to work with the strong membership to promote socioeconomic development, as he strongly believes that the great future of the state is hinged on successful collaboration between the private and public sectors. He is developing innovative programs to make small businesses bankable.
He is also a motivational speaker and has spoken at various business and youth conferences around the world especially as it concerns the youth, capacity development, education and entrepreneurship. Many of his published materials have been featured in Nigerian newspapers as well as on CBS, NBC and Huffington Post.
Chukwuka has a Masters in Business Administration and a PGD in Strategy and Innovation, both from University of Oxford. He has a BA in Business Administration from Warner University, Florida where he graduated with Honors and was also the university’s first black student union president. He received several awards including “Who’s Who” in American Universities and Colleges’ and the United States Achievement Academy Award given to top students in the country. He has also attended management programmes at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.
We are proud of his achievement and we name him Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Business and Entrepreneurship category.