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Monday, July 11, 2016

50 Hearty Cheers to Governor Udom Emmanuel

Governor Udom’s early background of birth was in Ukanafun Local Government Area where his father was teaching at that time. He had his secondary school education at Community Secondary School, Ikot Akpan Eshiet in Onna Local Government Area. He later attended the School of Art and Science, Uyo where bagged an A Level in November, 1981/1982. 

The turning point in his life came when he gained admission to the Prestigious University of Lagos where he studied Accounting. He graduated with a second class upper degree. There he mingled with other youths from every part of Nigeria and the world. He was an outstanding student. He also holds a Masters Degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University. He has attended numerous Offshore Courses / Executive Management Programmes- Advanced Management Programme (AMP) from INSTEAD in France, Advanced Leadership Management Programme, London Business School.

He has also attended Harvard Business School where he undertook the course, Changing The Game: Negotiation and Competitive Decision-Making. He also has attended the Wharton Business School in the United States of America where he studied Strategic Thinking and Management For Competitive Advantage. Udom Emmanuel underwent too an Executive Leadership Programme at the Columbia Business School, United States of America. He also done two courses at Euromoney in London.

He  become a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Fellow of Institute of Financial Management which he attained in 2005. He is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACIT). After leaving the University, he worked at Pricewaterhouse from 1988 to 1994. Pricewaterhouse Coopers is a multinational professional services network. It is the world’s second largest professional services network, as measured by 2013 revenues, and is one of the Big Four auditors , along with Deloitte , Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG. PwC is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. Udom Emmanuel served as Audit Manager, Financial Services at PwC in 1993.

He started out his banking career at Diamond Bank Limited in 1994 where he speedily rose to Head, Special Projects Department responsible for multilateral Agency Projects which included IDF and IBRD . From there, he joined Zenith Bank Plc in 1996 from where he rose through the ranks till he started bagging Board Appointments. Udom Emmanuel was appointed an Executive Director with effect from December 2006 till when he accepted the call to be Secretary to the Akwa Ibom State Government. He was also Non – Executive Director, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) from 2010. He served as Director, Nigerian Interbanks Settlement System (NIBBS) from 2009 to 2011. At Zenith Bank PLC, he was also, Non-Executive Director, Zenith Bank, Uk Ltd, Zenith Bank Gambia, Zenith Bank Sierra Leone, Zenith Insurance, Zenith Pension and Custodian, Zenith Securities, Zenith Trustees and Zenith Registrars. On May 29, 2015, he was sworn in as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

He was born on July 11, 1966. aksu360 wishes His Excellency, many more years of uncommon achievement. Happy birthday sir!

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