Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite, born on October 16, 1973, is a distinguished Nigerian figure, serving as a politician, medical doctor, and financial expert. She currently holds the esteemed position of Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, a role she assumed in 2023, tasked with driving the nation’s economic agenda forward.

Uzoka-Anite’s professional journey commenced in the banking sector at Zenith Bank, where she began her career in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit. With her dedication and expertise, she transitioned into various roles, including Human Resources, Training, and eventually Treasury, where she ascended to the position of the bank’s treasurer in 2017. Her tenure in the banking sector equipped her with invaluable insights into financial management and strategic decision-making.

In March 2021, Uzoka-Anite took on the challenging role of Commissioner for Finance and Co-ordinator of the Economy in Imo State under the leadership of Governor Hope Uzodinma. Her contributions to the economic development of the state were notable, demonstrating her ability to navigate complex economic landscapes and implement impactful policies.

Uzoka-Anite’s exceptional leadership qualities and expertise in finance caught the attention of President Bola Tinubu, who nominated her for the position of Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment. Her appointment was confirmed on July 27, 2023, and she was officially inaugurated into her ministerial role on August 21, 2023. In her capacity as Minister, she plays a pivotal role in shaping Nigeria’s economic policies, fostering trade relations, and driving investment opportunities to propel the nation’s growth and development.

Doris Nkiruka Uzoka-Anite’s multifaceted background, encompassing medicine, finance, and politics, underscores her versatility and dedication to serving her country. Her leadership in key government positions reflects her commitment to advancing Nigeria’s economic interests and promoting prosperity for all citizens.