A graduate of accounting and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (UK) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Joseph Igbon began his career with Glover Bros (London) Limited from where he was recruited by PricewaterhouseCoopers. His high level of industry expertise and professionalism led to his eventual engagement by Bentworth Finance Limited as the Controller of Operations at the age of 28.

Within three years of his engagement, he was appointed to the Board as an Executive Director at the age of 31, which made him the youngest Executive Director in any publicly quoted company in Nigeria at that time.

Joseph is a recipient of the JF Clarke Prize for the Best Paper in English Law at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in 1969. Joe Igbon is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and acts as consultant to various financial services organizations.