Honorable Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born in Awa Iman, a City in Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He attended his primary education around the same community in his early years. At completion, he went to Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA of Akwa Ibom State, from where he obtained his West African Examination Council’s Certificate (WAEC). From there, Udom Emmanuel went on to attend the School of Arts and Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, where he received his Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and a Higher School Certificate (HSC), and transferred to the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, in 1988. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and trained with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
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Udom Emmanuel is from a reputable and God fearing family cherished by everyone in his community. His father, (Retired) Mr. G. E. Nkanang was an educator, a Head Master and a great teacher. Both Father and Mother (Late Mrs. G. E Nkanang) were community leaders who committed themselves to educating, training and developing children and youths, in their communities to become better future leaders. 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. As a young boy growing up, Mr. Emmanuel was very respectful, sincere, intelligent and a person of great integrity. This devoted husband and father always executed tremendous discipline and focus, which has contributed to his unmatched carrier path and achievements.
Honorable Udom Emmanuel was “Executive Director on the Board of Zenith Bank Plc from December 2006 to the date of his appointment as the Secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The SSG also served as Audit Manager of Price Waterhouse Coopers. He served as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. Honorable Emmanuel served as Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank Plc. 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 was 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.” Honorable Emmanuel also “doubled as Non-Executive Director, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) from 2008 to the time of his appointment, and Director, Nigerian Inter-bank Settlement Systems (NIBBS) from 2009; 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.”
Mr. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel serves as Audit Manager of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Emmanuel serves as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He serves as Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc. Mr. Emmanuel served as Group Head of Income Optimisation, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department at Zenith Bank Plc. He served as General Manager of Zenith Bank Plc. He joined Zenith in 1996 from Diamond Bank Limited and was the pioneer Manager