Dr. Mwinyikione Mwinyihija is presently the Executive Director of COMESA-Leather and Leather Products Institute a regional organization mandated and chartered to spear head the development of the leather sector in nineteen countries in Africa. Previously, served as the Chief Executive of the Leather development Council, Kenya with similar mandate but at national level. His engagement has resulted to providing leadership also to the development of the leather sector at other national, regional and global platform. For example, served as a panellist and technical project team leader of the International standards organization, Scientific Conference committee member of IULTCS World leather congress and of Ege University, Izmir Turkey. Recently appointed as the World Certification Institute Ambassador-with special focus to enhance Skills and Curriculum recognition in Africa.
Mr. Wali attended Ahmadu Bello University and graduated with Bachelor of Law (LL.B, Hons) in 1979 and obtained LL.M from the University of Essex in 1985. In 1987, he joined Afribank Nigeria Limited as a Manager, and rose through the ranks to the grade of General Manager. In August 2009, he was appointed as Executive Director in NEXIM. Since February 2016, he is Acting Managing Director/CEO of NEXIM and in this capacity he is the Honorary President of G-NEXID.