Chief Ede Dafinone studied Economics at the Victoria University of Manchester (1983 and holds a Master's degree from the University of Exeter, UK (1984). He is an astute accountant having held various leadership positions in both private and government establishments.
He is a fellow of several professional bodies including Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2000), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2000) and an associate member of Chartered Taxation Institute of Nigeria (1999).
He is an established Accountant who has been actively involved in several committees and associations.
He served as the Treasurer of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (1989), was a Member of the National Broadcasting Commission (1992-1994) and was the Chairman of Nigerian Conservation Foundation (2015).
His area of expertise includes Auditing, Accounting, and Insurance brokerage, Project Planning & Execution, Financial & Economic Planning, among others.