Dr. Otive Igbuzor is Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD).
He is the immediate past International Head of campaigns of ActionAid International and Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria. He is also an honourable Commissioner in the Police Service Commission (PSC). Before joining ActionAid, he was a Programme Co-ordinator of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa), an independent research, information and training institution dedicated to policy-oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peacebuilding in the West African sub-region.
Previously, he was a lecturer at the Delta State University, Lagos Centre and has published many scholarly articles on democracy, gender, politics and development. He is the author of Perspectives on Democracy and Development and Challenges of Development in Nigeria; the co-editor of two authoritative books on Constitution making and Constitutionalism in Nigeria: Contentious Issues in the Review of the 1999 Constitution and A Citizens’ Approach to Making a People’s Constitution in Nigeria, and two others, one on Poverty Eradication titled Poverty Eradication in Nigeria: Perspectives on a Participatory and Pro-Poor Approach and the other on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) titled Can Nigeria achieve the MDGs in 2015?
He is a member of many professional associations, including the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and the Nigerian Institute of Management.
He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Strategic Management and President of The Ejiro & Otive Igbuzor Foundation.
He holds a PhD from the University of Maiduguri, an M.Sc from the University of Maiduguri, M.P.A University of Maiduguri and a B.Pharm from the University of Benin, Nigeria.