EXECUTIVE BOARD

Express Igbo Executive Board consists of an elected group of highly skilled individuals who govern, guild and plan the affairs of the organization.

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OKEZIE NWOKA

President

Okezie's family hails from Anambra state. He has been on the Express Igbo Executive Board since 2015. In that time, Okezie has led many initatives to help promote and preserve the Igbo language such as initiating the Express Igbo at Howard University program with Howard Intenrational Pals. He believes that teaching and learning Igbo is a powerful tool for healing and restoration.

NKEM OFFOR

Vice President ​

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TOOCHI NGWANGWA

Deputy Director of Education and Product Development

Toochi is a New York and DC barred attorney. As an international trade associate, she counsels private equity firms and corporations and conducts due diligence related to their day-to-day operations. In the past, she co-chaired the Africa programs in the Association of Women in International Trade. Toochi received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, where she minored in Mandarin Chinese. She speaks Mandarin Chinese fluently.

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Director of Funds Development ​

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OBI ENEH

Director of Education and Product Development

Obi is has been a member of the Express Igbo executive board since 2017 and has transitioned from deputy director to director of education and product development. In his time on the board he had helped to oversee the expansion of Express Igbo classes and help to develop a standardized syllabus. Obi is currently an MA candidate in the International Educational Development program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a Masters In Public Administration and dual bachelor degrees in Psychology and Asian Studies.

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Director of Events

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CELESTE IROHA

Director of Marketing and Communications

Celeste’s family is from Abuja State and Anambra State. She has been on the executive board since 2019. Celeste is a college student attending the University of Maryland in College Park. She believes that with her position, she can really share the culture of Nigeria through the mission of Express Igbo.

UCHENNA EMECHE

Historian

Uche love most things Igbo and is really excited to serve as Historian on the executive board.  She is a Washington DC native. She is currently working in healthcare leading practice improvement and healthcare transformation efforts.

The poeticism of the language and the strength of the Igbo culture keeps her going.

Nkiruka Okeke

Director of Digital Initiatives

Nkiru's family is from Imo State.  Express Igbo and the preservation of the Igbo language is a passion of hers.  She currently works as a Software Engineer.

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Treasurer

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