Eluem Emeka Izeze is the immediate past managing director of Guardian Newspapers Limited, in Lagos, Nigeria. He studied mass communications at the University of Lagos, and also holds a master of arts degree in the same discipline from the University of Leicester, England. He studied business management at the prestigious Lagos Business School (also known as Pan-African University), and undertook a course in strategic leadership at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, in England. He also undertook a course in leading development, at the Harvard Kennedy School. He was for several years associate editor of New African magazine, London, foreign affairs columnist for Sunday New Nigerian, Kaduna, Nigeria. He joined The Guardian in September 1984 as correspondent and maintained a regular column, mostly on foreign and diplomatic affairs. He was appointed editor of the Sunday edition of The Guardian in April 1988, and in April 1992, he became editor of the daily flagship, The Guardian. In 1999, he was appointed managing director and editor-in-chief of Guardian Newspapers Limited. He is co-author of the book, The Crisis of Press Freedom in Nigeria, published by the Constitutional Rights Project, Lagos. He is a member of the board of West African Institute, Cape Verde, fellow of the 21st Century Trust, England, a member of the NEPAD Business Group Nigeria, and member, Business Support Group (CHOGM 2003). A Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, he is a former secretary general of the Guild, member of the Vision 2010 Committee (for Nigeria), former member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, and former board member for the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria.