Dr. Osita Aniemeka was appointed Program Director for the Central Bank of Nigeria | South East Entrepreneurship Development Centre (CBN | SEEDC) in September 2014 but since 2010, Osita has been Fulltime Faculty, Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State and the Director of the Center for Learning Communities of the same University, where his work involves taking the academic community beyond the classroom / campus and broadening university learning experience to a global environment. With a PhD in Communication and Entrepreneurial Leadership, Osita worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Project, NEXTT, and is consultant to DFID | ENABLE, UNDP | FMARD Capacity Development Trajectory; and the Nigeria Development Gateway Collaborative (World Bank-Development Gateway Foundation).
Dr. Aniemeka rose from Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation for African Arts and Letters (FAAL), New York, to become Member of the Governing Council before returning to Nigeria to join the Faculty and Senate of IBB University. Osita was member of the Global Steering Committee of the NGO Working Group on the World Bank representing Africa Region and was named Man of the Year 2002 because of his years of education and development work on the continent. A skilled facilitator and capacity development specialist with expertise in organizational communication, media relations, SME leadership, innovation, and change management, Dr. Aniemeka gained extensive experience in communicating for development and change, performance management, media, non-profit governance, donor relations, and public-private-dialogue/partnership working in the United States and in Nigeria. He worked for the renowned American Express in Huntsville, Alabama and Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University (AA&MU). He founded the International Center for Development Affairs (ICDA) in 1995.