Prof. Okey Onuchuku, a renowned Economist was born in Emohua, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on 4th April 1965.
He attended Sacred Heart State School, Diobu, Port Harcourt (1971 - 1976), Government Secondary School Eneka, Port Harcourt (1977 - 1982). He had his higher education at University of Port Harcourt, Choba from 1986 to 1990 where he obtained B.Sc (Hons.) in Economics with 2nd Class Upper Division. From 1995 to 1998, he obtained Ph.D in Economics from the same university and in 2009, he attended York University, Canada and Schulich School of Business Executive Education Centre, where he obtained Certificate in Performance Indicators in Government: Measurement and Management.
He started his working career in 1983 as a Clerk in National Population Commission, Port Harcourt. Between 1992 and 1995, he became an Assistant Lecturer in Rivers State College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt. In 1995, he moved over to the University of Port Harcourt also as an Assistant Lecturer. In 2010, he was appointed a Professor of Economics in University of Port Harcourt and is currently a member of the University Governing Council and the Director of Uniport Business School.
His area of specialization is Economic Theory & Policy and Quantitative Economics (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics). He is a life member of the Nigerian Economic Society and became it’s National Vice President in 2015. He has authored many books, publications and articles in both Local and International journals and had won many awards. His appointment into the Board of U&C Microfinance Bank Ltd in September 2017 as a representative of the Uniport Governing Council has added a lot of value to the Bank.