Dr Ese Owie is an accomplished and experienced Public International Law and Trade Policy Practitioner. He has extensive experience in advising National Governments, Multilateral Agencies and Private Organizations on International Environmental Law, Sustainable Infrastructure, Transportation & Housing Policy and the Built Environment, in a sterling multi-jurisdictional career.
Between 2009 – 2011, He served as Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Edo State – for four months, where he was one of the Governor’s Principal Policy Advisors. He was subsequently appointed the Executive Chairman of the Edo State Board of Internal Revenue and a Member of the State Executive Council, where he functioned as the Administrative Head of the State’s Internal Revenue Service. At the Board of Internal Revenue, he led a transformation of the State’s Internally Generated Revenue institutional framework and grew monthly revenue from about 350 million Naira per month to over 1.6 Billion Naira monthly within one year.
A consistent advocate of the convergence of theory and practice in Governance especially in emerging economies, Dr Owie sits on the Board of the Centre for International Trade & Policy (CITaP), a Geneva, Switzerland, based Think Tank and Research Centre that provides cutting-edge, actionable advice to governments, Non-State Actors and civil society groups on, amongst other things, the mainstreaming of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) considerations in Economic Policy Formulation and Sequencing, Sustainability and Developmental Strategy. He also advises Institutional Investors on the embedding of Responsible Investment and Prudential Regulatory Precepts that enable stakeholders to dispassionately assess the full spectrum of investment and regulatory risks, opportunities and challenges so as to effectively allocate capital in a manner that is in sync with the short, medium and long term benefits of investors, the government and the public.
An exceedingly successful entrepreneur, he is currently Country CEO (Nigeria) of Numelec SA of Geneva, Switzerland a global leader in the provision of a uniquely broad spectrum of innovative medical diagnostic and healthcare infrastructure solutions in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. As Country CEO, he coordinates the conceptualization and implementation of all Numelec’s healthcare infrastructure projects in Nigeria, with oversight for anglo-phone West-Africa. As a demonstration of his commitment to developing access to qualitative healthcare in Nigeria, Numelec has among other landmark projects across Africa, committed about USD 40 Million (Forty Million US Dollars)for the construction and equipping of a World Class Medical Diagnostic Centre in Nigeria. Upon completion of this milestone, Nigerians would have access to cutting-edge healthcare services.
Dr Owie’s educational pedigree is unparalleled. With his sights clearly set on putting Nigeria and Indeed Africa on the Global Governance Landscape, he earned a Doctorate Degree in Public International Law from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom specializing in the development of bespoke country specific templates for appropriate interface between global trade polices and national regulatory competence in engendering development in global services trade. He also holds an LL.M Degree in International Law from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, where he graduated with Distinction and was awarded the Josephine C. Onoh Memorial Prize for the Overall Best Graduating Student. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School.
Ese also holds a Certificate in Privacy Rights and the Media from the Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany, a Certificate in WTO Law and Practice from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium, an Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Development from the Said Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, a Certificate in Comparative Tax Policy and Administration (COMTAX) from The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA, a Certificate in Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies (SMREA) from The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and a Certificate in Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public Private Partnerships in a Changing World (IME) from The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA . Ese is an Alumnus of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands, a member of the London Branch of the International Law Association (ILA), The American Society for International Law (ASIL), the London Shipping Law Centre and the Society of Legal Scholars (UK). He is an Associate Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), where he was a Member of the Inaugural Future Leaders Class in 2007.
An accomplished academic, Ese holds concurrent Visiting Research Fellowships at the Law School, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom, The Shipping Law Unit, Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa and the Centre for Infrastructure Policy Regulation and Advancement (CIPRA) Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria.
He has consistently demonstrated abiding immense conviction and indestructible Faith in the Unity and Greatness of Nigeria, and the strategic role of the Midwestern Region in shaping the trajectory of of national discourse. He remains unwavering in his belief that the Midwest shall, in the near future, become the epic centre of our national renaissance.
Ese has over the years devoted his time, intellect and resources to community development and the pursuit of the common good. A devout Catholic, He collaborates with other noblemen and women of faith around the globe in the propagation of corporal works of mercy and corporal works of charity. He is a believer in fair, pragmatic, and sustainable policies.
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