Uche Okugo was born in Nigeria as the sixth child to a family of seven siblings. He had his elementary and high schools in the popular southern city of Warri in Nigeria and proceeded to the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where he bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
He commenced his professional career in 2004, which spanned the construction, telecommunications and Facilities/Real Estate industries. He studied for and got an MBA from University of Benin in Nigeria, a Diploma in Financial Trading and Investment from Shaw Academy Dublin and a Certificate in Leadership from Copenhagen Business School.
He is a member of Rotary Club of Brampton where he’s the Director of Youth Services, Vice President-elect and President-nominee, a member of City of Brampton Toastmasters Club, where he’s the Vice President of Membership and President-elect and a member of Network of Nigerians in Canada NNC, where he’s a founding member and the President. He’s also the Convener of Real Estate 101, an online training platform helping to equip new immigrants with the tools for a well-informed home purchase or investment.
In June, he led members of NNC to the Brampton City Hall to receive a Proclamation recognizing June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day, making Brampton the first City in the world to so recognize that day. This led to a positive ripple effect that led to recognitions and an official visit to the Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada in Ottawa.
He’s currently a Facilities Manager with the City of Brampton and happily married. When he’s not working or actively participating with various organizations, he spends time traveling with his wife. He also plays golf and the curling game and loves to research heritage history.