Mrs. Stella Egwuchukwu Nweze-Akpa is a seasoned Analytical Chemist with vast work experience both nationally and internationally that spans through Industry (M-I Drilling Fluids Ltd, Port Harcourt, where she worked as Quality Assurance / Quality Control Officer); Academia (Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia; and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, where she lectured Chemistry courses); Government (Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, where she has headed the various departments in the Institute); and Consultancy [BLESUK Consultancy Services (A Division of BLESUK & Sons Nig Enterprise), as the Lead Consultant (Public Analyst) in food, drug, water, environment, and product analysis]. She is currently, a Deputy Director, Scientific, heading Planning, Research and Statistics department of ICCON. Mrs. S. E. Nweze-Akpa holds a B.Sc, Industrial Chemistry (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria); M.Sc, Analytical Chemistry (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), and M.Phil, Inorganic Chemistry (University of Ilorin, Nigeria). She also holds certificate on “cGMP Compliance training on General Principles of GMP and WHO Laboratory GMP PARTS (1-4)” [Vitabiotics Nigeria Limited, Lagos ]; “Risk Assessment of Chemicals” [International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX), Summer School]; “Chemical Safety Management” [University of Wuppertal, Germany]; International Advanced Training on “Strategies for Chemicals Management” [Swedish Chemicals Agency, Sweden]; “Chemical Management Best Practices For Academia And Small To Medium Chemical
Industry” [Sandia National Laboratories, held in Lagos]; and “Research Writing in the Sciences” [by the AuthorAID project of INASP, an international development organisation in the UK]. Mrs. S. E. Nweze-Akpa is a professional to the core as evident in her membership of a number of professional bodies. She is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN); Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON); and Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, Britain (MRSC); Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN); Nigeria Society for Toxicological Sciences (MNSTS).