Dr. Ifeanyichukwu Chukwutem Ochonogor is the Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of E-Terra Technologies Ltd (since 2013), a pioneering company into the eco-friendly management of electronic waste (e-waste) in Nigeria; recycling, refurbishing, cathode ray tube (CRT) treatment, cable disposal, light bulb recycling and destruction of data storage devices in alignment with the global vision of a secure and greener planet. The company’s core mission is to change the prevailing negative trend of e-waste management and improper data protection, by aiding in the establishment of a strong e-waste and data destruction industry in Nigeria and West Africa, bringing it up to par with international best practice, engaging in e-waste management procedures that are strictly environmentally-friendly.
Ifeanyi Ochonogor chairs as President of the E-Waste Relief Foundation (ERF) 2018, Nigeria’s first non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to tackling the global e-waste crisis in Nigeria with goals that include: e-waste crisis and solution awareness creation for Nigeria’s societies, establishment of e-waste education for Nigeria’s primary, secondary and tertiary Educational Institutions, awareness creation exercises for informal handlers of electronic waste; advising and supporting Nigeria’s Federal and State government agencies on the most sustainable e-waste management policies in line with global circular economy goals.
He is the Chairman of the Committee for Awareness Creation and Education for the Extended Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (EPRON) since 2020, working with consumers and producers to ensure the safe management of electronic waste. He is the recipient of numerous awards, which include an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration by London Graduate School and Commonwealth University, he is an Honorary Fellow of the West African Institute of Public Administration (WAIPA) supporting Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its e-waste policy direction to develop e-waste recycling industries in West Africa in line with global circular economy goals.
He is the recipient of numerous other domestic and international awards, including Nigeria’s Gold Award for Selfless Service (2016), Green Era Award for Environmental Sustainability (Germany, 2018), Oxford Summit of Leaders Award for E-waste Management and Data Destruction (Oxford, United Kingdom) 2018 to name a few. Ifeanyi Ochonogor is also a proud member of Rotary International, which brings together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian services advancing goodwill and peace around the world.
He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS), Nigeria, Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland and the University of Coventry, England where he bagged an Owners Managers Programme (OMP) Diploma, a Swiss Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management and Bachelor of Arts in Law respectively. He is happily married with four (4) children, dwelling in Lagos Nigeria and London, United Kingdom.
Born on the 5th of August 1982 in Whitechapel, London, Dr. Ifeanyi Ochonogor is a typical Leo, a pacesetter, who offers equal employment opportunities to all, strictly based on merit, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or political leanings.