Ms. Anne Nkese Ene-Ita joined the Federal Civil Service in November, 1977 as one of the pioneer Environmental Scientist, graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria (1976) and obtained Msc Environmental Sciences from the American University, Washington DC, USA. In the course of her service to the nation, she held several positions and represented Nigeria in numerous environmental negotiations at the United Nations and other fora (1978 -1998). She was appointed pioneer Member on the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission representing the Federal Ministry of Environment (2002–2008). She was appointed Federal Permanent Secretary (January, 2010) and further appointed Senior Special Assistant to the President on Aviation Reforms (2013-2014). Ms. Ene-Ita is one of the founding Member/Trustee of the Nigerian Environmental Society and is a recipient of many National/International Awards and Recognitions. She is a member/fellow of several professional bodies, Boards, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Clubs and currently an Environmental Consultant and Strategic Planner.