Professor Vincent Chukwemeka Ike was born at Ndikelionwu, Anambra State, in 1932. Aproduct of Government College, Umuabia, he attended the University College , Ibadan, where he obtained the B.a. degeree of London University in 1955. He later obtained the M.A. degree of Standford University, California in 1967, and Fellowship of the Nigeria Institute of Management (F.N.I.M) in 1987.