The current governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, he has been in office since 29th May 2015, re-elected on the 29th may 2019.
Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government of Akwa Ibom State. A Christian and a one-time Sunday Teacher at United Evangelical Church (formerly Qua Iboe Church).
He attended School of Arts and Science, Uyo and obtained Advanced Certificate of Basic Studies (CBS) and Higher School Certificate (HSC). Udom also attended Secondary Commercial School, Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna.
Udom holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988.
Udom was audit manager at Price Waterhouse Coopers. An associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
He joined Zenith Bank in 1996 from Diamond Bank and served in the following capacity: Chief Financial Officer, Group Head of Income Optimization, Financial Control & Strategic Planning Department, General Manager and Executive Director.
He is a Chartered Accountant and also a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
In July 2013, he was appointed secretary to the State Government of Akwa Ibom State.
In 2015, Udom was elected Governor and in 2019 he was re-elected.
- 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