Chukuka graduated from Baruch College in New York, and is alumnus of the SEO New York class of 1996. After working at a number of investment banks in New York, including J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney, Chukuka moved back to Nigeria initially at Afrinvest and latterly at Stanbic Bank IBTC. Chukuka joined Stanbic as Head of Debt Solutions, where he set up the Property, Structured Trade, Acquisition & Leverage and Project Finance businesses. Subsequently, he was Head of Investment Banking Coverage for West Africa at Stanbic IBTC, where he originated investment banking business as well as more complex global market products. Chukuka is currently a Co-founder and Partner at Racecourse Capital, an advisory and principal investment firm.