Ijeoma Nwogwugwu is our Woman Crush for this week.
She is currently the managing director of ARISE News Channel, Africa.
She has previously worked at Merchant Bank of Africa, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and THISDAY Newspapers where she rose from Correspondent on the Business Desk to the position of Editor/Group Executive Director of the newspaper.
Ms. Nwogwugwu sits on the board of First Pension Custodian of Nigeria Limited (FPCNL), a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited.
She has also sat on the boards of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, Daily Times of Nigeria and the National Hospital, Abuja.
She held the track record of editing all three titles under the THISDAY stable for the longest unbroken period of 11 years and is the second woman in the history of Nigerian journalism to be appointed Editor of a national newspaper, the first being Dr. Doyinsola Abiola of Concord.
She ranked first on the list of 25 most powerful women in journalism, according to Women in Journalism Africa (WiJAfrica), a global gathering of leading women in the media.
WijAfrica said her weekly column in THISDAY has been commended as being helpful in shaping the national policy and in providing sharp criticisms of government actions since the days of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“She is quick witted, highly cerebral, and resolutely holds the government of the day accountable. It is no secret that every leader in the field of business and national politics knows Ms. Nwogwugwu personally, but this has not affected her journalistic responsibility to the public,” it said.
Ms. Nwogwugwu brings to journalism a wealth of experience across private and public sectors.