“Greatness is born of vision, that is, seeing the invisible and making it a reality. Nigeria needs a visionary leader now more than ever. This is our time and I am the right choice to lead our nation.”
– Chike Ukaegbu
35-year-old Nigerian, Chike Ukaegbu, wants to become Nigeria’s youngest presidential candidate.
Chike is passionate about tech entrepreneurship, diversity in tech and empowerment of under-served communities.
Chike is an Educator, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Engineer who is passionate about curbing youth disconnection, poverty, educational disadvantage and opportunity divide in underrepresented communities.
He is an ex-fellow of the prestigious Colin Powell Leadership Fellowship, was named a 2014 NYC Rising Star by Pave and a 2015 Ashoka Emerging Innovator Finalist. He gave his first TEDx talk on entrepreneurship in Hawaii and continues to advocate for economic empowerment of minorities through various outlets. Chike co-founded Re:LIFE Inc, a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers youth through entrepreneurship and education, among other endeavors.
He studied Biomedical engineering at The City College of New York, Executive Leadership at Cornell University, MBA courses at UPenn’s Wharton Business School and Venture Capital at Stanford.
Imo state born Ukaegbu is a technology entrepreneur who lives in New York, United States of America. Chike who is not yet affiliated to any particular party, will be choosing from one of the current 68 political parties in the coming weeks.