Prof. Bassey lgri Okon (KSM, FNIAS, FASN)
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prof. Bassey lgri Okon (KSM, FNIAS, FASN) is a brilliant and seasoned academic who has served the University of Calabar in several capacities. He was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration of the University of Calabar (February 2013- February 2015). He has been the Director of the University of Calabar Microfinance Bank Ltd (UMFB) (2008-2016) and is still one of the highest individual shareholders of the Bank to date.
Prof. has equally served Cross River State and the Nation in various capacities. He was on the board of Cross River Estates Limited (CREL), He was also the Pioneer Caretaker Committee Chairman of the National Republican Convention (NRC) in Cross River State. He was the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Gemstones and National Secretary of Gemstones Entrepreneurs Association of Nigeria. Professor Okon has equally served as a member of commissions of enquiry at the National level. He is a Knight of ST. Mulumba Nigeria (KSM), a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (FNIAS), and a Fellow of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (FASN). He is also a member of other professional bodies.
Prof. Okon is the present Chairman, Board of Directors of the Lawyers Microfinance Bank Ltd.