Eric Idehen



Eric Idehen is from Nigeria but lived in Ukraine and Spain before coming to the U.S. In eleven years, he rose from a dishwasher to Vice President of Diversity at Wells Fargo. In 2009, Mr. Idehen went to Dubai and Egypt as part of a Business for Diplomatic Action program. While there he worked with local government leaders, business groups, NGO's, nonprofits, and media companies to identify how American business can best work with Middle Eastern companies. He has earned many awards for his business work. Mr. Idehen values community involvement and has achieved one of his lifelong dreams by becoming the founding president of Cornerstone of Hope, an orphanage in his hometown of Benin City, Nigeria.