Professor Okon Asuquo Ansa

Professor 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 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 is currently a Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Uyo and a Visiting Professor at Akwa Ibom State University.

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

He joined the board as a Non-Executive Director on March 26, 2013.  He is a member of the Statutory Audit Committee and the Risk & Governance Committee.