EKPOTT, Chief Ita Daniel




Mall,agement Con sultant, Community Leader, President. Institute of Work and Soci~ty : LGA: ltu:Born: Dec. I, 1938; Pa: Elder Daniel Udo A. Ekpon (d) and Madam Nkoyo D. Ekpott; Married to Mrs. Inyang I. Ekpott; ChiJdren: Uwemedi mo (26), Udcme (24), Nsikak (20), Imabong ( 18), Enobong (13), Aniekpon (9); Education: Opobo School of Conuncrce, Ikot Abasi" 1954, St. Paul's Commercial College, Aba, 1955-57, RSA; Univ. of Lagos, 1963-66, B.Sc Business; Other Qualifications: GCE 0 and A Leve ls (Correspondence); Career and Work History: Clerk, Pamol Nig Ltd, Calabar. 1958-61; Clerk, African Timber and Pl ywood Nig Ltd, Sapele. 196 1- 63; General Management Trainee, Nigerian Breweries Ltd, Lagos, 1966-69; Opera tions/Planning Manager, 1969-72; Corporate Development Manager, 1973-75; Founding General Manager, Champion Breweries Pic, 1975-81; Managing Director, 1982-87; President, In stitute of Wo rk and Society, 1994-present; Career Related Responsibilities: President, Uyo Chambe r of Co mmerce, Uyo, 1993-96; First Vice Pres., 199 1-93; Resource Person , National Association of Chambers of Conunerce (NACCIMA), Lagos, 1994-96; Chainnan, Nigerian National Youth Award Scheme, AKS Government Committee, 1996present; Mem ., Eco no·mic Advisory Committee, AKS Government. Uyo, 1994; Participant, Advanced Manageme nt Programmes in UK and USA; Participant, Extensive Industrial Attachments in UK and HOila nd; Special Work Related Achievements: Initiated West Africa's first Brewing Dept. at th e Univ. of Uyo; First to introduce Cost-saving Plastic Crates to replace Cardboard Containers for Beer Packaging in Nige ria; Pioneered the first Government initiated Co mpany (Champion Brewe rie s PLC) to make profit and pay divide nd, 1975-87; Won go ld and silver medals for Nigeria's Champion Beer a nd Champ Malta respectively at an International competition in Paris, France, 1979; Won the coveted Sword of Honour of the British Safety Council for Nigeria's Champion Breweries PLC as a safety Conscious work place, 1983; First to put the Fed . Govcrnment"s Local Sourcing Policy into practi ce through the resounding success of the Champi on Breweries: led 500 hectares Bansara Rice Farm Project north of CRS; Publications: Books: Target Management: 11,e DynamiCS 0/ Profitability Planning, 198 1; The Making 0/ an Ejlective Manager, 1983: Industrialisation - SlOrting Smal/. GrOWing Big, 1992; Several joumal articles: a bookJ et and other publications: Civic and Political Activities: Mem., National Council of Nigerian Citizens, 1960-64; Mem .. National Party of Nigeria, 1979-83; Senatorial Candidate, National Republican Convention, 1992: Project Leader, Ibiaku Ikot Obong It am Co;""'unity Rubbe;' Estate, I 965-present; Proprietor, Ododuma Secondary Commercial School, Efi-North, !tam; Promoter, Edorido Football Club, North !tam; Proprietor, Institute of Work and Society Leadership Training Center, Efi-North, !tanl; Honours and Awards: Honorary Fellow, Brewers Asscn. of Nigeria; Man of Achievement, (for Outstanding Achievement) International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, 1984; noted for Outstanding Contributions to the Brewing Industry, Bierconvent International, Mwlich, Germany; Adaha Ke Itam, by Paramount Ruler of ltu LGA, Itam, 1985; Ruling Elder, Presbyterian Church, Uyo, 1986; Honorary Member, Asscn. of Nigerian Exporters, Lagos, 1987; Listed in Who's Who in Nigeria; Who's Who in the Commonwealth; Men of Achievemenr, 1984; Professional Memberships: Mem., Nigerian Institute of Management; AssQciate, ·~ternational Institute of Safety and Risk Management; Fellow, Institute of Work and Society; Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian; Hobbies: Iiarming, Public Policy Advocacy, Youth Development; Chief Ekpott is trained and certified by the Centre for International Private Enterprise of the US Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, in Public Policy AdvQcacy for the Promotion of a Successful Private Sector, 1994-95; Outstandingly successful in creating "Friends of Business" and "Friends of Akwa Ibom State Youth"; Keen Promoter of Youth Self-Employment; instrumental to the founding of a long list of Business Enterprises and Non-Govenunental Organisations with particular interest in the creation of more enterprises and jobs for society; Office: 5 Inim Etok Akpan Lane, P. O. Box 1399, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
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