Rotarian Patrick Ijehon Ikheloa was born on the 1st of April 1954 to Prince  Akpogho and Mrs. Sametu Ikheloa who hailed from Arue-Uromi in Esan North-East Local Government area of Edo State. Although they had humble background, they left nothing undone to instill the qualities of the son of a Prince in Pat in his early days as a promising young boy with great future ahead.
Young Pat attended St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Arue-Uromi from 1961 and his desire to acquire useful skills early enough saw him to the then Mid-Western State of Nigeria Building and Engineering Construction Training School, Benin City. Thereafter, he gained admission to Sapele Technical College where he obtained the City and Guilds Certificate in Civil Engineering in 1977. Thereafter, he commenced his working career briefly with NITOMAC Nig. Toy Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Benin-City.
Patrick Ikheloa’s thirst for further knowledge made him to leave the shores of Nigeria in 1986 for London, United Kingdom where he obtained a Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering at Fulham Chelsea College, London. He thereafter obtained an Advanced Diploma Certificate in Micro-Computer Maintenance and Repairs from the University of Lagos in a bid to expand his frontiers of skills and competencies in the Engineering field.
He has attended several Training and Development courses within and outside the country.
His working career started with Domas Engineering Nigeria Limited, Benin City where he served as Site Supervisor between 1982 and 1986. He also worked with Anestony Construction Nigeria Limited as Project Engineer between 1989 and 1993 where he had the opportunity to supervise projects in several public-sector institutions, such as Auchi Polytechinc, Afuze Technical College, Army Barracks Jaji-Kaduna, NAHCO Building, Custom Long-room, Lagos and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria.
In 1993 he floated two companies, Patzeel Nigeria Limited (a Construction Outfit) and Ikheloa International Limited (an Agricultural Firm involved in fish farming).
Some of the major projects successfully undertaken on the platform of these Companies include construction of Nigeria Prisons Quarters in Auchi, Agbor and Asaba, Construction of Houses for Federal Housing Authority, Gwarimpa and Garki in Abuja and Renovation of the National Assembly Complex Abuja.
He is also a Director of Shab & Co. Nigeria Limited (a Security Equipment Maintenance Company). He has been a major Contractor / Consultant to Banks on Security Equipment maintenance and repairs nationwide. All the three companies are doing very well with numerous employees at the moment.
A professional to the core, he is currently the President, Bank Security and  Equipment Association of Nigeria, Member - Institute of Public Administration of NIgeria and also Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria. He was also recently decorated as a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria.
Patrick Ikheloa started his Rotary life at the Rotary Club of Gowon Estate as Charter Vice-President in 1994/1995 Rotary year and became President thereafter in 1997/1998.
He has served District 9110 in several capacities which include:
  • DGSR to Rotary Club of Egbeda 2002/2003
  • Chairman, Donations-in-Kind Committee 2003/2004
  • Chairman, We Care Committee 2004/2005
  • Assistant Governor 2005 -2008
  • Chairman, Group Study Exchange Committee 2006-2007
  • Chairman, Club Services, and Multi-Club Meetings 2006-2010
  • Chairman, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 2010/2011
  • Coordinator, Membership Emergency 2010-2012
  • Zonal Coordinator, 2012-2013
  • PETS Coordinator, 2013-2014
  • Coordinator, Train the Trainers Seminar, 2014-2015
  • District Governor Nominee Designate, 2013-2014
  • District Governor Nominee, 2014-2015
  • District Governor Elect, 2015-2016
Being a community and religious leader with a passion, Pat as he is fondly called is the Seriki Adinni of Abule-Odu Central Mosque, Egbeda. He also built and donated a Mosque named after his mother to the Isheri Community in Lagos. He is a member of several community based social organizations such as Esan 83 Club of Nigeria of which is a Past President; Vice-President, Arue Social Club of Nigeria; a Patron to the Agbede Daughters Club, Class Club of Nigeria, Unique Ladies Social Club of Nigeria, Wisemen Social Club of Nigeria and also, Patron of Rotaract District 9110, Nigeria just to mention a few.
A Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, he is married to his sweetheart, Zainab who is also a Paul Harris Fellow, charter president Inner wheel clubs of Gowon estate, Past Chairman, International Inner Wheel District 911 and the past National Treasurer of the National Governing body of all Inner Wheel Clubs in Nigeria. They have attended over ten Rotary International Conventions and Institutes, and all Rotary District 9110 Conferences since 1995 to date. The marriage is blessed with lovely children.