Emeka Anyaoku

Nigerian chief and diplomat

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CFR, CON (born 18 January 1933)[1] is a Nigerian politician. He was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. He is also a Vice-President of the Royal Commonwealth Society.[2]

Chief Emeka Anyaoku

3rd Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 July 1990 – 31 March 2000
HeadElizabeth II
ChairpersonThabo Mbeki (South Africa)
Preceded bySir Shridath Ramphal
Succeeded byDon McKinnon
Deputy Secretary-General for Political Affairs
In office
1983 – 1 July 1990
HeadElizabeth II
Secretary-GeneralSir Shridath Ramphal
Preceded byM.A. Husain
Succeeded byVacancy
In office
Preceded byVacancy
Succeeded byAnthony Siaguru
Personal details
Born (1933-01-18) 18 January 1933 (age 88)
Spouse(s)Princess Bunmi Anyaoku
(m. 1962)


  1. "Anyaoku, Eleazar Chukwuemeka", in Africa Who's Who, London: Africa Journal for Africa Books Ltd, 1981, p. 137.
  2. "Governance | Royal Commonwealth Society". thercs.org. Archived from the original on 2016-10-19. Retrieved 2016-10-19.