Chris Baywood Ibe

President / CEO Baywood Continental Ltd (Nigeria)

Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe is a notable entrepreneur, a consummate corporate executive, a manager of people, institutional strategist, philanthropist and social activist. He superintends over one of the ten {10} foremost indigenous leading conglomerates involved in array of business including Oil and Gas, Engineering & Construction, Media & Aviation amongst others as founder and CEO.


Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe was born in Enugu, the then East Central State of Nigeria. He received his early education at Central Primary School Isu-Awaa and thereafter at Colliery Comprehensive Secondary School, Ngwo, Enugu, before proceeding for training majoring in Quantity Surveying, Cost Management specializing in Value/ Asset Development in Beograd then Yugoslavia in 1987.



Chris Baywood Ibe on return to Nigeria worked as an Intern with UME LTD, a firm of Architects and Constructors however, his drive for entrepreneurship led to the establishment of Baywood Continental Ltd in 1989. His various Management Trainings supported by his dynamic local and global economic understanding laced with strong pedigree in economic analytics has helped the Boardroom expert in maintaining a steady growth trajectory in a very organic but steady expansion while developing human capital, creating employment spanning across all the business spectrum of Baywood Integrated group.


As a seasoned administrator/ Strategist, Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe has succeeded in running an enviable conglomerate for over three decades while investing in Nigerian Economy through development of trained manpower, social investment through the much-desired private sector initiative that can be brought to play in any Public Establishment, Agencies of Government and or any sector to strengthen the economy.


Emperor, Chris Baywood Ibe is an achiever per Excellence, a motivational speaker and public presenter on economic and strategic matters, he believes in teamwork and diversity in culture, social and skill training and acquisition.



  • Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe is an Alumnus of the world-famous Del Carnegie Institute in Canada.
  • A member of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria {PETAN}
  • A member of the Vision 20:2020 Presidential Committee, Energy Thematic Group
  • 2014 Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria Industry Achievement Award
  • Honoured as Humanitarian Man of the year 2018 by Sun Newspaper
  • Fellow of Institute of Directors of Nigeria and UK {IOD}
  • Chairman of Governing Board, Nigerian Institute of Palm Oil Research
  • Fellow of Society for Peace Studies and Practice, a prestigious award on Human and manpower development
  • A knight of St Christopher KSC
  • RATTAWU Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Initiatives
  • A Fellow of institute of Administrators and Researchers


Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives has been community based, social re-engineering, Youth Empowerment through value re-orientation and promotion of Youths involvement/inclusion in policy in governance as a panacea to youth restiveness as well as championing rural infrastructural support. He established the Baywood Foundation as a vehicle of giving back to the society which he has sustained for over 14 years. The Baywood Foundation and the African Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards “PROMOTING YOUTH INCLUSION AND PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.


Emperor Chris Baywood Ibe is happily married with children.