Born on the 21st of December, 1960, Sir Joseph Ari is a holder of the West African School Certificate. He holds a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism, a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He also holds a degree in Law (LL B (Hons.), a Master’s Degree in Law LLM, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). His working career spans a period of over two decades, covering different spheres of disciplines and human endeavour.
Sir Ari was a news broadcaster at the Plateau Broadcasting Corporation. He had a stint with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Lagos as a Newscaster and subsequently moved over to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) as a News Editor/Caster. His working career took him to the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) where he was the Public Relations Manager, North.
Sir Joseph Ari was also the Director of Press and Public Affairs to two Governors of Plateau State before his appointment as the Sole Administrator and later General Manager of the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), Jos. Thereafter, he was reassigned to the Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTVC), as General Manager.
Sir Ari completed the cycle of his public service at the state level before his appointment at the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) where he served as the Director-General of different departments before his appointment as the Director General of the Organization.