A multiple award-winning writer, Ikem’s career has spanned journalism, oil & gas, banking and media consultancy. Having worked as a reporter, he became assistant editor with Nigeria’s premier business and political economy magazine, Policy. He was Editor, Brands & Products, Nigeria’s first marketing magazine. He joined ExxonMobil Nigeria as Editorial Coordinator in charge of the company’s journals and publications. His ship berthed at the shores of UBA and Ecobank Nigeria. He was head, External Relations at Ecobank from where he left to found BRANDish, Nigeria’s only nationally circulating marketing publication, distributed in partnership with Vanguard newspapers.