Prof. Okon Ansa

Professor Okon A. Ansa was educated at King’s College, Lagos and at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) in Agriculture in 1974 and an M.Sc in Crop Protection in 1977. He obtained a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from University of California Davis, California, USA. He is a seasoned university administrator, who has served as Head of academic departments and units in Universities at Zaria, Calabar and Uyo. He was Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and later Director of Academic Planning before his elevation to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Uyo.

He has served as Commissioner for Agriculture and Commissioner for Commerce & Industries in Akwa Ibom State. He has also held a number of positions in corporate Nigeria as Chairman, Akwa Palm Industries Limited; Member of Board ADC Airlines; Chairman, Ibom Power Company Limited; Member, Akwa Ibom Industrial and Investments Promotion Council. Prof. Okon Ansa holds the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

He joined the board as a non-executive director on 26th March, 2013