Umana Okon Umana

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority

Nigeria

Mr. Umana Okon Umana is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), the parent body of the Free Zones Global Investment Ltd (FZGIL). Umana is a former Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government (SSG); a former Commissioner for Finance in the state and a former Permanent Secretary in charge of budget in the state. Umana earned a degree in Economics from the University of Calabar and MBA in Finance from the University of Port Harcourt. He honed his leadership capacity many years ago with executive leadership training at the London Business School; RIPA international, London and the Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York.

Umana was chairman of the steering committee of the Akwa Ibom State/World Bank Community-based Urban Development Project. He also served as Chairman of the State Programme Co-ordinating Committee (SPCC) of the UNDP from 1997-2003.

He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.