Leonard Chukwuma Uguru was born into the family of Chief Uguru Nwaji (Oke Nchi egbu Akpuru)
of Okpuitumo Unuphu, Amagu Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, on 10th May, 1976.
Little Chukwuma Uguru then started his education carrier at Nkwagu Primary School, Abakaliki (1983 - 1988); Army Day Secondary School.
Abakaliki (1989 - 1992); Urban Secondary School, Okpaugwu Abakaliki (1992 -1994). Leonard entered Ebonyi State University in 1999
where he graduated with the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in 2003; Masters of Science (M.Sc) in 2009; and Doctor of
Philosophy (Ph.D) in 2015, all in Accountancy.
He was a primary school teacher for 12 years (1996 - 2007), and taught in the following
schools – Odomoke Ishieke Primary School, Nkwagu Primary School, Abia Unuhu Primary School,
and Amagu Onicha Primary School. He was a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy,
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki since 2007 to June, 2023. He has attended academic conferences
nationally and internationally; and has published over 70 scholarly articles in high ranking/indexed
journals within and outside the country. He has to his credit four (4) recognised and relevant
textbooks in Auditing, Statistics, and Cost/Management Accounting; and many chapters in academic books.
On 7th February 2018, Dr Leonard Uguru was appointed the Bursar of Ebonyi State University by His Excellency,
the Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, after a competitive interview, and to the glory of God,
the first University Bursar from Izzi nation. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN),
and also to the glory of God, the first ICAN member from Izzi nation. He belonged to other different professional
bodies including Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Certified
Institute of Cost Accountants of Nigeria (CICAN), National Institute of Industrial Administrators (NIIA), International
Research and Development Institute (IRDI), etc. He has held many positions in the society among which are: Chairman of
ICAN Abakaliki & District Society from 2015 to 2017; Financial Secretary Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
EBSU Branch from 2017 to 2018; Chairman Amagu Community Youth Forum (2002 - 2005), Chairman Abakaliki Youth Forum (2003 – 2005),
Managing Partner – Harmattan Consultants (a management consultancy firm) and the Principal Partner - Excellent Professional
Tutors (a leading ICAN tuition house in Ebonyi State). He is a devoted Catholic and Chairman, Laity Council, Immaculate
Conception Parish, Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki (2011 - 2016); Patron, Christian Women Organisation (CWO), Immaculate
Conception Parish, Nkwegu (2017 to date); and Patron to over 15 clubs/associations/unions.
He has received over 20 service/meritorious awards from different notable organisations. Komputa, as he is fondly
called by his peers, is happily married to his darling wife, Mrs Vivian Ngozi Leo-Uguru and the marriage is
blessed with lovely children.