Mr. Okon E. Okon was born on March 28, 1965. He hails from Uruan LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
Okon holds B.Sc. (Second Class Upper Division) & M.Sc in Economics from University of Uyo and University of Lagos, respectively. He also has MBA from University of Lagos. In addition, he has attended robust executive courses and continuing professional education in many leading Business Schools globally including Harvard Business School – Boston, Wharton Business School – Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School – New York, Euromoney – London, IDI – Dublin and Lagos Business School – Lagos. The training cut across Business Leadership, Executive Management, Administration, Financial Management, Negotiation, Contemporary Business Development Strategy, Change Management and Sustainable Governance.
He has to his credit over 28 years of highly rewarding career experience in Banking & Finance (cutting across Corporate Finance & Investment, Treasury, Mortgage, Trade, Retail and MSME banking) with impressive performance trail. Of the 28 years, 19 have been in senior management positions including 3 years as MD/CEO of Omegabank Savings & Loans Ltd (Mortgage Bankers) and 8 years as General Manager across 2 major Commercial Banks.
Until his appointment by AKSG, he was holding the position of a General Manager in Wema Bank with responsibility for South South & South East geo-markets.
He has benefited from extensive leadership exposure and has also acquired profound technical skills and capacity. He is well-versed in corporate governance, management & administration.
He is pragmatic, proactive, agile, energetic, hands-on and endowed with good sense of executive judgment. Also, has a good working knowledge of the structure of the Nigerian economy and a bird’s eye view of the global outlook.
He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a fellow of The Institute of Credit Administration.
Okon is a Christian and he is blessed with a loving wife and 3 children.