Mr. Matt Osayaba Aikhionbare holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Linguistics from the University of Ilorin. He was a Linguistics Lecturer at University of Benin (UNIBEN) from 1983 – 1994. He was:
* Secretary to Edo State Government 2000 – 2003.
* Secretary Presidential Committee on Peace Movement, Nigeria October 2003
* Special Assistant to the President (Policy and Monitoring) and
* Principal Aide to the last three Presidents up to May 29th 2015 and at present Principal Partner/CEO of Pinnaculum Associates Ltd, A Public Sector Consulting Group.
Mr. Matt Osayaba AIKHIONBARE was a member, Board of Regents, Benson Idahosa University (BIU) 2013 – 2019 and currently a member of Council of the same University and member, Board of Directors, Regency Alliance Insurance, PLC.
He is a Member of Nigerian Institute of Management, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Linguistic Association of Nigeria and Fellow Institute of Management Consultants. He was awarded a National Honour of, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in September 2021.