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Chief (Sir) Charles Ugo Eke

Patience, Obedience and also Total Resilience


Chief Eke; Ochiri is the founder and CEO of Infotex Systems Inc, which started in 1995 in Plainfield, NJ. The company demonstrates vast and diverse leadership and support in computer technology across U.S. along with consulting services from IT consultants and engineers to businesses such as IBM, AT&T, MCI, Sprint, and Digital Corp.

Since 1997, Chief Eke has been inducted by the Who’s Who in Information Technology, in New York, NY. He was elected member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and named Honorary CoChairman of the Business Advisory Council.

(Tax Reduction and Reform). He earned the U.S. Congressional Order of Merit award in 2002. Chief Eke serves as a thought-leader building a strong community as he founded the International Students Association (ISA) at the New Jersey City University as an undergraduate. He founded the Ngor Okpala Progressive Organization (NOPO) for the tristate New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas. He was recognized in 1998 for his contributions by the Owerri Indigenes Association, (OIA), of the tristate Region of Northeast America, and in 1999 was
sworn-in as Heritage/Cultural Commissioner in the City of Plainfield, NJ.

Defining moments: The first is when I got involved into U.S. politics which was around 1998. That’s the first time I got elected as a democratic committee member.

Significant accomplishment or projects: Well, the most significant is when I opened my own company in 1995, becoming the second largest non U.S. owned computer school in New Jersey.

Advice for young people: First, there has got to be patience and obedience and also total resilience. You have to go for what you need, and you must stay focused on that need.

How to build relationships within the African Diaspora: These are three powerful communities but there has to be a bridge between them. They must be able to organize, like what happened in
New jersey where we were able to organize among the African, AfricanAmericans and Caribbean to produce a very great powerhouse. We must be able to organize.