Who’s Who: Chief Daniel Eke

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Daniel Eke hails from Amaukwu Igbere in Abia State of Nigeria. He was born on May 14, 1960 at Aba. The first son of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Igbokwe Eke. Daniel had his early education at Danfodio Road Primary School, Aba.

His secondary education started at Sacred Heart Secondary School, Aba where he did class one. Daniel transferred to and completed his secondary education at Eziama Secondary School. He landed a job with World Bank Project for oil palm tree planting and nurturing of palm trees in Ovom area of Aba.

He left Nigeria for United States in 1980 and enrolled at Texas A & I University in Texas, USA to study accountancy. He later transferred to the University of New Orleans and graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Accounting.

After obtaining a degree in accountancy, he secured a job with the city of New Orleans as Revenue Auditor. While on his job, he enrolled at Loyola University in New Orleans for his Masters degree in Law and Finance. Within on and half year after graduating in Accountancy, Daniel studied and passed all parts of the American version of Chartered Accountancy Certification known as Certified Public Accountants (CPA).

Armed with his new designation as Certified Public Accountant, Daniel landed a job in a Chartered Accounting firm in Washington DC., and moved to Washington DC in 1986. While in this new job, he continued his pursuit for a Masters Degree by enrolling in Finance with (honors) in 1988. He worked for several chartered accounting firms in Washington DC and held positions as high as senior manager before deciding to start his own firm in 1992. His chartered accounting firm “Daniel Eke and Associates, P.C.” is now one of he biggest chartered accounting firms owned by an African in Washington DC.

Daniel Eke is also a member of several professional associations such as the American Institute of Chartered Public Accountants, Certified Public Accountants, Association of Government Accountants, Maryland Society of Public Accountants and numerous others.

Special Accomplishment

  • Honored professional of America’s WHO IS WHO in Executives and Professionals.
  • Special Advisory Board Member for the Greater Washington Society of CPAs in Auditing and Accounting.

Mr. Eke lives in Washington DC, and married to Tara Eke. He is a proud father of two sons: Daniel Eke II and Uche Devon Eke.


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