Elias Nwalem Mbam was on born 2 September 1958 in Nwofe-Agbaja, in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in 1984 .
He had earlier on obtained an Associate’s degree at Hartford State Technical College in the United States 1977 – 1979 .
He served as the Chairman of Enugu board for housing (1996-1998) and Chairman of the Ebonyi State board for housing (1996-1998).
He also served as Chairman of the Ebonyi Board lands (1998-1999).
He was the commissioner of public works, land, housing and transport in Ebonyi (1999-2001) and Commissioner of Public Works and Transport in Ebonyi (2001-2005).