History was made at the 2015 JCI World Congress in Kanazawa, Japan, where Chief delegates all across the globe elected Nigeria’s Pascal Dike as the 71st JCI World President on 5th November, 2015. Since JCI inception as an international organization in 1946, it had produced 70 World Presidents from about 36 countries.
Dike joined JCI as a collegiate member in 1997 and became a chapter President, University of Uyo in 1998. He was elected as Collegiate Chairman with oversight responsibilities for JCI activities in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria in 2001.
After graduating from University, Pascal joined a City Chapter in Port Harcourt in 2003 where he served as Local President in 2004. In 2005, Paschal became National Vice President; and National Executive Vice President in 2006 where he was in charge of all JCI activities in the Southwest. He was elected the youngest National President of JCI Nigeria in 2008.
Nominated by JCI Nigeria, Dike was elected 2009 International Vice President of JCI assigned to seven African countries – Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda. At the 2011 JCI world congress in Brussels, Dike was also elected 2012 International Executive Vice President assigned to Africa and the Middle East.
In 2013, Senator Paschal was appointed UN Affairs and External Relations committee member and as Chief Executive Assistant to JCI World President in 2014. Currently, he serves as 2015 General Legal Counsel of JCI.
In the just concluded JCI World Congress in the city of Kanazawa, Japan, Senator Paschal Dike became the 2016 JCI World president elect. This will be the first time a Nigerian will be occupying the position.
Pascal Dike holds a master’s degree in Industrial Microbiology and has worked in entertainment, investigation, fire safety and security systems. He is a public speaker and coach. He has won several awards locally, nationally and internationally for his great contributions to the development and growth of the organization.
Senator Paschal is happily married with three lovely children.