Dr. James N. Obiegbu served as a Federal Permanent Secretary in the Public Service of Nigeria between 2012 and 2015. Earlier, he had worked as Special Assistant to the Secretary to the Government of Nigeria in the period 1999 to 2007. He also served as a Director, Human Resources Management for a number of years in some Ministerial Departments in Nigeria. He is the recipient of several awards and has also attended many senior executive courses in Crown Agents, RIPA, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School.
Dr. Obiegbu started his career in academia, after studying History at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from where he obtained Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. Degrees. He subsequently lectured in a number of Nigerian Universities, including the University of Abuja from where he joined the mainstream Federal Civil Service of Nigeria.