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Rot. Ifeyinwa Rita Ejezie, an indigene of Ihiala in Anambra State, is indeed the archetypal definition of a versatile and prolific leader. She is a Chartered Stockbroker, Certified Commodity Trader with the Lagos Commodity and Futures Exchange, and currently the District Governor (2023-24) for Rotary International District 9110, Nigeria. She is a major donor, having contributed over $25,000 to the Rotary Foundation. She has excelled both in her profession as a Stockbroker and in her service to humanity as a Rotarian.
 
Academic Qualifications

Ify, as she is fondly called, holds a M.Sc. in Corporate Governance & Finance from Liverpool John Moore University, United Kingdom; an MBA in Banking & Finance from ESUT Business School, Lagos, Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration from Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, and Diploma in Banking & Finance from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
 

Membership of Professional Associations

Being an astute and versatile professional, she is a member of several reputable associations. She is: 

  • Fellow, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS).
  • Fellow, Pensions Institute of Nigeria (FPIN).
  • Fellow, Certified Institute of Public Administrators, Ghana.
  • Associate Member, Chartered Risk Management Institute of Nigeria (ACRM)
  • Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management.
  • Associate member, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK (ACSI).
  • Associate member, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN)

Other Professional Affiliations

Rot. Ifeyinwa Ejezie was the Public Relations Officer of the Executive Governing Council of the Association of Stockbroking Houses in Nigeria.
She served as a director on the board of the Capital Market Development Fund of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
She was a member of the committee of the Nigerian Stock Exchange that set up the Automated Trading System (ATS) that ended the era of the voice-over system for trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. She served as Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Capital Market Summit and Gala night for three years, (2013, 2017, and 2019).
She is a certified Commodity trader and an Equity holder of the Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE)
she is currently the Vice Chairman of the Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria.

  
Her Rotary Trajectory
Rot. Ejezie’s Rotary “career” started as a Rotaractor during her undergraduate days before joining Rotary in 2006 as a member of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro.
She has served the club in various capacities such as Rotary Foundation Chair; Club Trainer, Service Projects Chair, Investiture Committee Chair, Club Treasurer, and Membership Chair. She was the Club President from 2011-2012 and emerged as the Champion President, leading her club to win the Overall Best Club in District 9110 and the Overall Best Donor/Contributor to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
 
She has served District 9110 in various high-ranking capacities as Vice-Captain to Zonal Coordinators, 2020-2021, and chairman of District Conference, 2019-2020; She organised the first ever, very successful, Virtual District Conference for District 9110. She served as an aide to Past RI Director and Trustee to the Rotary Foundation, Rotarian Julia Phelps – at the Rotary Institute Zone 20A (now 22 ) held in Lagos in 2018.

She was Chairman of the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), 2018-2019; Assistant Governor, and Vice-Captain to Assistant Governors, 2015 – 2018 (3 years concurrently within which period she supervised over 12 Clubs).
 
She has also served as Coordinator of the District Training Assembly (DTA), 2016-2017; Chairman of the District Governor’s Installation Planning Committee, 2014-2015; Chairman of Rotary International Conferences & Convention for two Rotary years running concurrently, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. She has attended all Rotary International Conventions since 2010 in Montreal, Canada. She was trained as District Governor-Elect at the Rotary International Assembly held in Orlando, Florida in January 2023.
 
She has equally participated in many Rotary International Presidential Conferences and Training Institutes for Zone 20A (now Zone 22) such as the RI Presidential Conference, Maputo, Mozambique, 2022; Rotary Institute Cote D’Ivoire Abidjan 2022, Rotary Institute Yaoundé, Cameroon 2021; All Nigeria Rotary International Conference, Abuja, 2021; Rotary institute Kampala, Uganda 2020 (Virtual); Rotary institute, Lagos, Nigeria 2018; Rotary institute Johannesburg, South Africa 2017; Rotary Institute, Jerusalem, Israel 2013; Rotary Institute Livingstone, Zambia 2012 and Rotary Institute, Kampala, Uganda 2010
 
She is an Alumnus of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) of Rotary International, having attended RLI Part I to Part III, to expand her Rotary knowledge and is now a faculty member of the Rotary Leadership Institute to train others.
She is a Member of the Rotary Global History Fellowship of Rotary International.

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Honours and Awards

She has earned numerous accolades which bear testimonies to her distinguished personality, selflessness, and quality leadership. Some of these recognitions are:

  • Award of Excellence by Rotary District 9110, for her excellent leadership of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro in 2011-2012.
  • Appreciation Award by Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro for her invaluable contribution to the Club.
  • Award of Excellence by Rotary District 9110 for her invaluable support to District Administration in 2011-2012.
  • Global Leader of Integrity Award by Proven Integrity Communications Network Ltd for courage in character, patriotism, and humanitarian leadership towards the development of her Country, the African continent, and the entire world, presented in Accra, Ghana, September 2012
  • Appreciation Award by the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro for the Most Committed in Membership Development in 2010-201.
  • Humanitarian Service Award by Rotaract Club District 9110 for her outstanding commitment and dedication to selfless service.
  • Outstanding Service Award by Rotary Club of Gowon Estate, Ipaja for her noble contributions, exemplary commitment, and dedication to the ideals of Rotary.
  • Distinguished Service Award by Rotary Club of Opebi for her loyalty, untiring devotion, and dedication to service.
  • Appreciation Award by Rotary District 9110 for excellent and outstanding contributions to the District in 2016-2017.

She is a doting mother to her daughter, Whitney Ifeoma Okeke, who holds the following degrees BA, CPA, CMA, and MBA. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow, taking after her mother.
For her leisure, Ify is a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938.
She loves travelling , meeting people, making friends across the globe, having creative discussions, reading, and above all, humanitarian services.

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