A highly experienced Public Policy Analyst, Igho has authored scores of papers on governance, ethnic relations, capacity building, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and international politics, including his book entitled Soviet Policy in Africa: From Lenin to Brezhnev, (iUniverse Inc., Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 2011). Igho taught Political Science and International Relations in Canadian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian universities where he succeeded in nurturing a generation of scholars and public policy practitioners. 

​Igho had also served as a Soviet Circumpolar Policy Analyst (1970-1978), and as a Senior Policy Adviser (1989 -March 2011) for the Government of Canada, where he was responsible for, inter alia,   Federal-Provincial Relations, Aboriginal Self Government, International Trade Policy, and Environmental Policy. 

During his tenure with the Government of Canada, Igho was also the President of the National Council of Visible Minorities in the Federal Public Service (2007-2010) where he provided stellar leadership in defining and broadening the frontiers of Canada’s employment equity and human rights policies and programmes.  As the founding Chair of the Visible Minority Advisory Council at the Federal Department of Natural Resources (2000-2002) Igho’s leadership established the department as, arguably, the strongest voice for employment equity in the Federal Public Service.

A member of the Nigeria Canada Association of Ottawa, Igho has been an active member of several African-Canadian associations in Ottawa over the past decades.  A founding president of the Okpe Union of North America (2005-2008), Igho is the Editor & Chair of the Editorial Board of OKPE VOICE (http://www.okpenation.org) and a member of several international academic associations.

Currently the President & CEO of Stratepol Consultants Inc., based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Igho provides consultancy services to public and private institutions on international trade, CSR, public policy, electoral reforms, and capacity building.  Igho is a member of several international business groups including, inter alia, the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association; the Canadian International Council; the Canada China Business Council; Black Executives Network; the Africa Business Forum; and the Russia Networking Group.

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MA. (Moscow); Ph.D. (McGill)