Very Rev. Fr. Chukwuyenum Afiawari, SJ is the Provincial of the North-West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus. He was born in 1964 and became a Jesuit in 1987. Before becoming Provincial he was the Rector of Arrupe Jesuit University, Harare, Zimbabwe (2012-2017); Secretary of the African Assistancy in the Jesuit Curia, Rome (2011-2012); Novice Director in Benin City, Nigeria (2004-2011); Socius to the Regional Superior of Nigeria-Ghana Region, Lagos Nigeria, (2003-2004) and Formation Delegate and Vocation Director of Nigeria-Ghana Region of the Society of Jesus.
In addition to his studies leading to his priestly ordination (2000), Fr. Chuks trained as an Economist at Fordham University, New York, USA. Before becoming a Jesuit, he worked with United Bank for Africa (UBA), Nigeria.