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Saturday, 1 October 2016

INNOSON MOTOR OWNER,DR INNOCENT CELEBRATES HIS 55TH BIRTHDAY TODAY (PHOTO)

The Official Profile of Chief Dr Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma OFR.
( Ifediaso Nnewi, Okpu-Uzo Ndi-Igbo)

Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma was born Oct 1, 1961. He holds a Doctorate Degree in business administration (DBA) from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu.He was also awarded Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). Dr Chukwuma is the founder and Group Chairman of IVM Innoson Group and an entrepreneur of high repute.

Through his ingenuity he transformed the small trading business (Innoson Nig Ltd) he started in 1981 after his education to a corporate organization of international recognition. He is a man endowed with high business acumen that dazed his contemporaries when he became the first private Nigerian to locally assemble and subsequently manufacture motorcycles as well as vehicles.

His company ranks third after Leventis and Boulos Enterprise in the assembling of branded motorcycles in Nigeria.

Under the chairmanship of Dr Innocent Chukwuma, Innoson Nig Ltd moved from trading and importation to manufacturing of motorcycle parts and also leading to the development and establishment of other companies namely;

- Innoson Tech. & Industries Co. Ltd Enugu, manufacturers of High Quality Household and Industrial Plastics, Health & Safety Accessories, Storage Containers, Fixtures & Fittings, Electrical Components & Accessories
- General Tyres & Tubes Co. Ltd Enugu, manufacturers of High Quality Tyres &Tubes
- Innoson Communications Ltd, manufacturers of set top boxes for digitalized television, etc.
- Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM) Nnewi, manufacturers of quality High Capacity City Bus, safe and cost-effective Mini & Midi Buses, Pick-Up Trucks and Garbage Collecting Vehicles.
- Innoson Wood Industrial Ltd, producers of wood and processing for local as well as for exports.

Honours/Awards and Recognitions

National Honours/Recognition
- Nigeria Centenary Honour Award by Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, in recognition of his role as the first indigenous local vehicles manufacturer in Nigeria and employer of labour March 2014
- Conferred him the National Honours of the Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) on November 2011 by His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan GCFR
- Conferred him the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in December, 2008 by President Umaru Musa Yar’dua, GCFR
- Conferred him the prestigious National Honours of the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) in 2010 by His Excellency, President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR
- Distinguished Member, Vision 20:2020 Business Support Group by His Excellency former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2009

Academics Awards
- Installed as Chancellor of Imo State University, Owerri March 2016
- Awarded Doctorate Degree in Business Administration (DBA) by Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu in November 2011.
- Awarded Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) January 2014

Organisation Honours/Recognitions

- Award of Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers with No. HF0021 – November 17, 2015
- Eminent Person of the year by Heads of Federal Establishments and Parastatals Forum, Anambra State for Implementing the Auto Policy of the Federal Government by producing the First Made in Nigeria Cars, December 2014
- Grand Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Strategic Management, July 17, 2014
- Fellowship of Rocana Institute of Technology, Enugu for his outstanding contribution to economic development in Nigeria by providing job opportunities to numerous Nigerians through his chain business, December 2014.
- Entrepreneurial Ambassador by Nigeria Arise, August 30, 2014
- International Merit Award for Outstanding Promotion of Peaceful Co-existence and Support for God’s Work by International Communion of Charismatic & Evangelical Bishops/Apostles Inc of Nigeria in November 2013
- The Honorary Life Vice President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA) on November 23, 2013
- Auto Personality of the Year Award, by Guild of Motoring Correspondents (GMC), December 2013
- Most Outstanding Indigenous Entrepreneur in the Manufacturing Sector by Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) in January 2012
- Entrepreneur of the Year by Wesley University of Science and Technology, Akure, Ondo State, March 2012
- National Council Member, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria 2012
- Special Merit Award for contributing to the Development of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria by Nnewi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, September 2012
- The Maiden Platinum Award by Ndigbo Lagos on November 8, 2012 for his massive investment and development of Igbo land.
- Conferred Special Presidential Merit Award 2011 by the Nigerian Society of Engineers
- Conferred Industrialist of the Year by Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture December 2011
- Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award for Indigenous Excellence in automobile Manufacturing by The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) in 2010
- Granted Award of Excellence by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in October 2008
- Meritorious Award by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in 2008
- Awarded the Industrialist of the Year by Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Enugu State in 2006

Media Awards
- Vanguard Newspaper Most Innovative Entrepreneur by Vanguard Media Limited, March
2014
- Silverbird Extraordinarly Award- Silverbird Man of The Year 2014
- Conferred with Nigeria’s Young Global Champions in Manufacturing
by THISDAY AWARDS in 2011
- Winner of The Sun Business Person of the Year Award for 2011 by The Sun Publishing Limited

State Government Honours
- Conferred Special Honours Medallion by Anambra State Government for his remarkable achievements in Commerce and Industry in 2011
- Justice of Peace by Enugu State Government in 2006

Chief Dr Innocent Chukwum OFR is happily married to Mrs Ebele Chukwuma and blessed with 5 children


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