Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966 in Awa Iman, a City in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at Qua Iboe church to become a bank director and his greatness is propelled by humility, honesty, prudence and hard work. He means different things to different people. He is a man of goodwill with good works, a man who values others’ plight more than his. A leader who believes in team work, a financial manager who can translate a little income to collective fortunes. His work experience reveals that he is an excellent developer. Mr. Udom Emmanuel and his family are strong members of Qua Iboe Church, Nigeria. As devoted Christians, and as a Deacon, they are altogether very active in the faith. This commitment has helped Udom and his family stayed strong and united, while weathering through the storms of life. His father, (Retired) Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and teacher.
Mr. Udom Emmanuel is a corporate strategist and an experienced private sector player. With over 23 years cognate experience in financial services garnered from PricewaterHouseCoopers, Diamond Bank and Zenith Bank, he is authorized by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to carry-out financial services in the United Kingdom. At Zenith Bank, he was always sent to develop new branches across the globe . His employers knew his capabilities of making a dead stream an ocean. He developed the Zenith Bank in United Kingdom; Zenith Bank – Gambia; Zenith Bank – Sierra Leone; Zenith Insurance; Zenith Pensions and Custodian; Zenith Securities; Zenith Trustees , Zenith Registrars and turned all these positions to the treasure base of the Zenith Bank group. It was his uncommon performance that earned him the position of a director in a Bank that he is never a shareholder.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Akwa Ibom
MARITAL STATUS: Married
LAST POST HELD: Secretary to the State Government, Governor’s Office, Uyo
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
University of Lagos, Nigeria (Bachelor’s degree in Accounting)
School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State [Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC)
Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State (SSCE)
He also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France.
Audit Manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers
Pioneer Manager (Lagos and Central Branch) At Diamond Bank Plc
General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc
Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc
Non-Executive Director, Zenith Bank, United Kingdom; Zenith Bank- Gambia; Zenith Bank-Sierra Leone; Zenith Insurance; Zenith Pensions and Custodian; Zenith Securities; Zenith Trustees and Zenith Registrars.
Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank Plc
Executive Director and Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank.
Director, Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement Systems (NIBBS)
Non-Executive Director, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government
Udom Emmanuel was part of the Agro-Allied Economists Group who was saddled with the responsibility of building internationally accepted Agro –Allied concerns across the globe through World Bank initiative of eradication of food shortages in the world
Udom Emmanuel is an alumnus of the following
– The London Business School
– Columbia Business School, USA
– INSEAD, France
– The Wharton Business School, USA
Udom is also officially;
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
A fellow of the Institute of Financial Management
An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Today, One Akwa Ibom Movement present to you the profile of Udom Emmanuel, the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the up coming Governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.
God bless Akwa ibom! God bless Nigeria!!