UMANAH, Dr. Ime Sampson (Late)

industrialist, businessman, born October 24, 1943, Uruk Uso, Otoro, Abak, Akwa Ibom State; married Nene Udoetuk 1972, four sons, three daughters; Education: Otoro 1 Lutheran School, Abak, engaged in private commercial studies, attended several professional business and management courses in Nigeria, UK and USA; Proprietor, Imesco Trading Stores, 1963 (the business was incorporated into a limited liability company in 1971); currently Chairman and Chief Executive, Imesco Enterprises Limited, Everbright International Limited, Esther and Sampson Limited, Steel Bell Nigeria Limited, Carna Industries Limited, Rabo Farms Limited, Durafelt Chemicals Limited, Claims Recoveries Limited, A-Z Plastics Limited; Director, Peacock Paints Limited, Sunshine Batteries Limited, Qua Steel Products Limited, International Biscuits Limited, Quality Ceramics Limited, Auto Pak Nigeria Limited, Century Merchant Bank Limited, Commercial Trust Bank Limited; Chairman, Ultimate Motors Limited (holds the agency for BMW cars in Nigeria); Chairman, Newswatch Communications Limited, since 1984; Chairman, Cross River Breweries Limited, Uyo, June 1982-May 1985; Chair man, Pamil Industries Limited, Abak, 1985-88; Councillor, Abak Local Government, 1976-79 and its Chairman, August 1979-December 1980; member, National Ap peal Fund for Sports Development Commit tee; Endowments: In 1985 he donated his privately established College of Law at Abak, worth over N800.000.00 to the University of Cross River State and endowed a Chair of Law with N500.000.00 in the University; In 1987 at the launching of the National Science and Technology Development Fund, he donated N250.000.00 and pledged a yearly contribution of N 100,000 for 50 years for the Fund; member, American Management Association.; member, Institute of Directors, UK; member, Rotary Club of Abak and its President, 1984-85; Paul Harris fellow, Rotary Club In ternational; Hobby: reading; Official Address: Imesco Enterprises Limited, 11, Burma Road, Apapa, PMB 12839, Marina, Lagos; Telephone: (01) 872633, 803630; Home: 27, Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi, Lagos; Telephone: (01) 803630-4.
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