Uchenna Achunine - Uchenna Achunine is Senior Social Development Executive with more than 12 years project & people management experience leveraging tri-sector (Public/Private/Non-Profit) partnership to address societal issues.
Prior to The Bridge Leadership Foundation, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CVL (Centre for Values in Leadership) from 2007 – 2017. Uchenna joined CVL in January 2006 as a Program Coordinator and rose to the position of COO in 2007. He is a highly motivated and passionate Social Worker who contributed a lot to repositioning and turning around CVL through learning’s from the Social Sector Management Program (SSM) at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University in 2011. He holds a First degree in Philosophy from Imo State University, Owerri. He has many years of programme development and implementation experience. He proposed and developed the CVL CSR Outsourcing Model that attracted commendation from NAPIMS and other organizations and supervised implementation of projects worth more than N1,500,000,000.00 (One billion, five hundred million), funded by Exxonmobil and DFID under this scheme.
He has versed experience in community engagement and advocacy having been involved in the successful implementation of more than 150 community projects. Some of his special skills and passion include closing the education & employment opportunity gap for underserved youth, guiding individuals to discover, unlock and strategically use their unique talents to create, outstanding results in their lives, work or business, rigorous negotiation capabilities, high-level strategic thinking and ability to drive change within a complex environment.
He is currently the Executive Secretary at The Bridge Leadership Foundation.