Dr. Ibe Kachikwu was born on the 18th of December, 1956 at Onicha-Ugbo, Delta State. He had his primary education at St. Pius Xth Grammar School, Delta before proceeding to Edo College, Benin City for his Secondary School education.
Kachukwu studied law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he graduated top of his cla$$ in 1978. In the same year, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he graduated top of the cla$$ again, bagging 5 of the available 7 top prizes.
Dr Kachukwu also attended Harvard University, Cambridge, where he obtained a Masters Degree in Law and a Doctorate Degree in Law respectively Kachikwu is The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Prior to his appointment as the GMD of NNPC, he was the Executive Vice Chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and the General Counsel for ExxonMobil Nigeria.