Reverend Monsignor Professor Dr Obiora Ike, born in Gusau, Northern Nigeria is a Catholic priest, scholar, publisher and author. He is an 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 to 1986 in Nigeria, Austria, Germany, France and UK, and holds degrees in philosophy, theology, economics, journalism and political science.
He gained his doctorate degrees in Bonn, Germany, with a specialisation in Ethics. 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 (CIDJAP), 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.
Ike has held several academic posts as Professor at the Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Germany and at the Theological Faculty Tilburg, The Netherlands. Most recently he is Professor of Ethics and Intercultural Studies, Godfrey Okoye University, Nigeria and is Chairman of the Enugu State Government Economic Advisory Committee since 2015. Since 1st July 2016, he was appointed the Executive Director of Globethics.net in Geneva, Switzerland.