Governor Emmanuel Udom

Governor Emmanuel UdomMr Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, (born 11 July 1966), is a Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He ran successfully for the office of Governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of People's Democratic Party (PDP)

Emmanuel was elected as the Governor –Elect of Akwa Ibom State at the April 11, gubernatorial election.[1] He was sworn-in on 29 May 2015.

Emmanuel rose from being a Sunday school leader at the United Evangelical Church (QIC) church to become a bank director.

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on on July 11, 1966 into the family of Ete Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State. , Nigeria. He rose from being a Sunday school leader at United Evangelical Church (QIC) (formerly Qua Iboe Church) to become a bank director. Emmanuel and his family are strong members of United Evangelical Church (QIC), Nigeria.

Emmanuel serves is an Audit Manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. Emmanuel served as Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank. He served as General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. He joined Zenith in 1996 from Diamond Bank Limited and was the pioneer Manager of its Lagos Central Branch. He is in charge of the Telecommunications Sector, Income Optimization and Financial & Strategic Planning Group of Zenith Bank Plc. He has over seventeen years financial services experience. He served as an Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and he trained with Price Water house Coopers. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has attended the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, France. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988.

Director, Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement Systems (NIBBS)

Non-Executive Director, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

In July 2013, he was appointed Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State.

In 2014, he aspired for the governorship of Akwa Ibom State in a hotly-contested primary election and defeated 22 other aspirants (G22) to emerge the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). His campaign with the slogan, Udom is Right received mass support.

In 2015, he was elected ] Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Running under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), he won with 999, 071 votes to defeat APC's candidate Umana Okon Umana who scored 89, 865 votes of the All Progressive Congress and was declared elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In March 18, 2017 Udom Emmanuel was given the 2016 Leadership award for Best Governor of the Year. Nigeria sports Governor of the year award, November, 2017.




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