Board profile

MOST REV DR. A. T. UKWUOMA
CHAIRMAN

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine T. Ukwuoma has been on vanguard of God’s vineyard for over 29 years. Born on August 29, 1953 and ordained a catholic priest on July 30, 1983, he was ordained as the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu on 21st day of June 2008.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Philosophy (1979) and Bachelors degree in Theology (1982) from the Bigard Memorial Seminary Ikot Ekpene; a Masters degree from the Loyola Mary Mount University Los Angeles (1979), and a Doctorate degree from the University of Akron, Ohio United States (1994).

Some of the previous positions held prior to his office as the Catholic Bishop of Orlu includes the Administrator Holy Trinity Cathedral Orlu (1992), Associate Pastor St. Ignatius Parish Los Angeles (1994), Priest in Residence Annunciation Parish Akron Ohio (1999), Hospital Chaplain St. Joseph’s Hospital Savannah Georgia (2002), Dean St. Theresa Pastoral Region Uli (2008), Rector St. Theresa Parish Uli (2008), Lecturer, Seat of Wisdom seminary Owerri (2008).

He is a member of the Faculty Examination Board, Vicariate (2008), Head of Silver Jubilee Souvenir Committee of Orlu Diocese and President Association of Priests and Religious of Isu Clan (APRIC) He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and a Member Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

VERY REV FR (DR.) PATRICK OBINABU
DIRECTOR

Born on the 17th day of March 1951 and Ordained a Catholic Priest on the 28th of September 1986; Very Rev. Fr. (Dr) Patrick C. Obinabu obtains a Bachelor’s degree in Theology Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu in 1985, a Master in Pastoral Studies in the year 1998 at the Loyola University New Orleans USA and his doctorate degree in Ministry in the year 2001 at Bam University Miami USA.

He is a scholar with an academic Honour in Alfa Sigma Nu of Jesuit Academic Institutions (1998) and the Diocesan Financial Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu up till January 2009.Presently, he is the Dean of the Saint Gregory Region of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu.

Since his ordination he has been a Member of the Advisory Board (1989-1996), Member of Presbyterian council (1989-1996), Chaplain Diocesan Catholic Women Organization (1989-1996), Bishop’s Secretary and the Head of the Chancery Admin (1989-1996), Bishop’s Assistant Secretary (1988-1989) and Pastor. St. Mary’s Parish Umuowa & Academic Dean, St. Mary’s Seminary Umuowa (1986-1987) He is a director and currently the Chairman, Board Credit Committee of the Bank. He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and a Member Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

VERY REV. (MSG) JOHN UKWUOMA
DIRECTOR

Born on the 12th day of December 1945 and was Ordained as a Catholic Priest on the 28th day of April 1973, He holds academic qualification as follows: a PhD (Ed.) Personnel Mgt from Pe pperdine University L.A. California USA (1985) following his M.E.D (Administration) a M.A. Counseling /Guidance from the Loyola Marymount University, California USA (1982) and a bachelors degree in Philosophy from Bigard Memorial Seminary Enugu (1966).

He is a gem with professional experience both within and outside the Country who take great delight in motivation and awareness of self actualization. Since his ordination, Very Rev. (Msg) John Ukwuoma was exposed to the following employment outside his ecclesiastical circle: St. Mary’s Academy. Los Angeles USA (1981-1982), Member Board of Governors, B.S.C. ( 1976-1980), Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors Agro Rice, 2nd Signatory, Board of Directors, Uli Community Bank Ltd (1992 to date)

He is a director and the Chairman Board, Audit Committee of the bank. He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and a Member Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.

Prof. (MRS.) THERESA A. UDENWA
DIRECTOR

Prof (Mrs.) Theresa Agbonma Udenwa is a highly accomplished academician who holds a bachelors degree in Economics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (1980), Masters in Business Administration and Finance, University of Port Harcourt (1989), Masters in Economics, University of Port Harcourt (1996) and a doctorate degree in Banking & Finance from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (2007).

Prior to her position as the First Lady of Imo State between May 1999 and May 2007, Her Excellency Theresa Agbonma Udenwa was a lecturer at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology from 1981 to 1999.

She is currently the Head of Department of Banking & Finance in Nasarawa State University and the Chairman Board of Trustees of a non-governmental organization known as ‘Heartland Childcare Foundation established in the year 2000 to empower less privileged in the society.

She is a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and the Nigerian Economic Society. She is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), and a Member Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, a rare gem whose efforts in community development and public service have been appreciated by various academic leadership and administrative positions in Nigeria and Diaspora

Mr. Okwuba Christian Uchechukwu
MD/CEO

Mr. Okwuba Christian U. bagged his academic qualification as follows: Data Analysis Manet Computer Institute, Certificate in Computer (1998), Federal Polytechnic Oko, HND (Banking and Finance) 1994, Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria

He has attended several courses/training programmes that highlights the following courses: Management Skills Appreciation, Effective Supervision, Branch Operation, Industrial Relations, etc.

He is a Certified Microfinance Banker (Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria) 2012, Certificate of achievement (Sustainable Microenterprise and Development Program (Ghana) 2013. Member International Institute of Micro-credit Administration, Italy; member Risk management Association of Nigeria.

He was elevated to the position of Executive Director, Operations 2015, former head of operations of the bank from 2007 to 2015 and now the MD/CEO.