Igbinidu Inneh

Edo State Internal Revenue Service




Mr. Igbinidu Inneh ACTI, is the Executive Chairman, Edo State Board of Internal Revenue and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Edo State Internal Revenue Service. He is a certified Debt Management Consultant with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Imperial College Business School, London where he majored in Finance and Strategy.

He is a seasoned investment Banker with established track record in Public Private Partnership (PPP), Project and Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory and Business Advisory Services.

His early career development in Assurance and Business Advisory was with the ‘Big Four’ Professional Services, Andersen (formerly Arthur Andersen) and Deliotte between 1999 and 2003 where he audited and advised some of the biggest companies in Nigeria today.

He was part of the Access Bank Plc Transformation Team that repositioned the bank to become one of the biggest and most respected banks in Nigeria.

He had previously worked for Afrinvest West Africa Limited, a Leading Investment Banking House in Nigeria in the Investment Banking Sector and subsequent Institutional Equity Sales and worked on several blue ribbon transactions.

Igbinidu’s public service with the Edo State Government dates back to 2008 as a member of the 2009 Budget Committee and subsequently served as Coordinator of the Economic and Strategy Team between 2009 and 2010.

Prior to being appointed Executive Chairman of the EIRS, Mr. Inneh was the Executive Director, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the Governor’s Office from 2010 to 2016 where he originated and incubated major infrastructure initiatives including the Azura-Edo Independent Power Plant (IPP) Project which has attracted over $1 billion in direct investments to Edo State in IPP and Natural Gas Infrastructure.

He is a member of the Strategic Planning Unit of the current Edo State Government and serves on several committees including:

  1. The Gele-Gele Industrial Park and Seaport Development Committee as Coordinator;
  2. The Power Sector Development Committee jointly established with Siemens Limited to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity in Edo State.
  3. Edo State Agri-business Development Committee; and
  4. Edo State Oil Palm Enterprise Zone Development Committee

He is an alumnus of:

  • The Harvard Kennedy School of Government USA
  • The Institute for Public Private Partnership USA; and
  • The Commonwealth Business School UK

Mr. Igbinidu Inneh is a social entrepreneur and has sporting interests in Golf, Basketball, and Swimming. He is happily married and blessed with children.