Martins Imudia, PhD

Martins I. Imudia obtained his JD (LLB) equivalent degree from the prestigious Abo Akademi University in Abo, Finland in 1994; with a major in international law and a minor in commercial transactions. He then proceeded to Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, where he graduated with an LLM in Admiralty and Maritime Law in 1995. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and has been admitted to the Louisiana State Supreme Court and the Federal District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana since 1997. Martins is also a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association – Central Florida Chapter.

Martins obtained a doctorate in business administration in 2014 from Walden University, where he specialized in Global Supply Chain Management; and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sustainability from Akamai University in Hawaii. As an attorney with his New Orleans–based law firm, Martins I. Imudia & Associates, he consulted extensively in project management with development agencies such as the World Bank and the U.N. He is a coauthor of the book Why Projects Fail in the Public Sector. He also served as managing director of the African Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 1997. He is currently in-charge of Business and Investor Visas at the Center for U.S. Immigration Services in Tampa, Florida.

Fully cognizance of his background, he is driven by the need to garner development in the rural community of Oza-Nogogo. He was the first college graduate in his family, thanks in large part to the emphasis his late father placed on the importance of education for personal and social success. Still riling from his father’s final talks with him, he takes great pride in protecting the rights of the most vulnerable. He is proud to serve on the Board of Trustee of the Clifford Ojeriakhi Imudia Memorial Foundation, a (501)(C)3 charitable entity that focuses on sustainable healthcare for the most vulnerable persons in Africa. He has been married for over 20 years to Dr. Anthonia Imudia, an adjunct professor at the Nova Southeastern University Florida – Tampa Campus. Together they have a daughter and a son. In their off time, they enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures.