Date of Birth: 10th October
Place of Birth: Nkari
Local Govt. of Origin: Ini
Marital Status: Married
No of Children: 2 (Two)
“Obong Bassey Inuaeyen, is a great dreamer in the realm of statesmanship, whose vision is premised on service to humanity; humanity empowered economically to banish poverty in our land of abundant opportunities; opportunities needed to be optimized through agricultural revolution, rapid industrialization and information technology; technology of the 21st century; century of our time, for leadership with milk of human kindness; kindness demonstrated from genuine love; love for all citizens; and citizens not discriminated against by tribe, gender, religion or colour”.
INUAEYEN has immeasurable competencies in Business Administration, Marketing, Public Policy and Diplomacy. These qualities have been ably demonstrated as Group Executive Chairman: Agritec Holdings Ltd, Managing Partner, Chairman: Basestar Engineering Ltd, Chairman: Dymond Pharmcare Industries Ltd, Chairman: Akassava Industries Ltd and Chairman: Vision Development Company Ltd. Current Chairman of MIREMCO, Chairman Board of Governors of Long Life Development Academy and the Chancellor of Ibom Patriots. These companies and institutions have extensive and successful project execution experiences and networks in Nigeria and in the International Community.
His diverse academic qualifications kitty parades: Masters in Business Administration and Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies (Lagos State University): Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (University of Lagos), Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management (Transworld Tutorial College, UK).
As part of his academic requirements, Obong Inuaeyen wrote the following unpublished works:
a) Incentives and the Development of Export Trade in a Developing Economy (A case study of Nigeria)
b) International Diplomacy and National Economic Development (A case study of Nigeria)
c) Working Conditions and Staff Performance Efficiency ( A case study of West African Examination Council)
Yet, to expand his horizon in knowledge and managerial skills, Obong Inuaeyen has attended many academic cum professional courses such as:-
• Top Executives Leadership Course, Manchester Business School, September, 2007
• Conquering the Culture of Indecision, NIM, November, 2006
• Strategic Marketing Management (Barolhurst Resources.) UK 1997
• The Role of Accounting Functions in Business, Industries & Commerce, Treasury Management, Working
Capital Management, Principles of Government Accounting (The Institute of Book-keepers of Nigeria)
• Advance stage, selling to Industries (Tack Training Institute) UK 1983
• Managing International Procurement (Gilt Finance) UK 1982
• Selling to Industries (Tack Training Institute) UK 1981
Also Obong Inuaeyen retains membership of the following professional bodies:-
• Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered): Fellow
• Association of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria: Fellow
• Institute of Directors (UK): Member
• Institute of Book-keepers of Nigeria: Fellow
Powered by the forces of selflessness and patriotism, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen is a stakeholder in the political scene of the ruling Party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
So far, he has been trusted with the following ad-hoc appointments:-
2003 - Chairman, Finance Committee and Member, State Campaign Committee (PDP/Attah Campaign Organization)
2003 - Chairman, Finance Committee, Central Working Committee (PDP/Attah Campaign Fund raising)
1999 - Member, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee (Governor Attah’s Transition Think-Tank Group)
1997 - Chairman, Central Planning Committee, Akwa Ibom 10th Anniversary Celebrations
1997 - Chairman/Special Representative of the Military Governor, Nkari Boundary Crisis
Most commendable is the fact that Obong Inuaeyen (the Uko Akwa Ibom and Obong Uforo Ibibio) is a true philanthropist whose scholarship scheme under the aegis of Bassey Inuaeyen Scholarship Foundation has benefited hundreds of students across the country, over the years. This indeed was attested to, and celebrated by the Rotary Club International that conferred on him, the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Award for outstanding humanitarian service.
Appreciated and loved by his people as a bridge-builder, an achiever, and philanthropist extraordinaire, Obong Inuaeyen has been honoured with the following traditional/chieftaincy titles:-
• Obong Iberedem Nkari
• Eduek Iman Ibom
• Obong Unwana Itu
• Ifum Ukwa Itu Mbonuso
• Obong Uforo Ibibio
• Eduek Nsit Atai
• Ntanta Oro
• Uko Akwa Ibom
Added to these are the following awards of honours in his kitty:-
• “Manager of the year” by Europe Business Assembly – 2010
• “Educational & Economic Development” by NAAKISSS – Unilag Chapter
• “Distinguished Leadership & Exceptional Service to the Community” by International Association of Lions
Club – District 404 Nigeria.
• “Community Development Services” by Asanting Nkwoudo Development Association
• “Service to the Club Development” by the Lagos Country Club
• “Pillar of Support for Development & Promotion of MBA” by Lagos State University MBA (LASUMA)
Obong Inuaeyen, Chancellor of the renowned Ibom Patriots also holds membership in the following distinguished Social-Cultural Association:
• Member - Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio
• Member - Ibibio Elder’s Forum
• Patron - Mboho Ndito Ikono Ndo Ini
A devout Christian, Obong Bassey Inuaeyen, was a member of Finance and General Purpose Committee of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Ikeja, Chairman CMO, The Catholic Church of Presentation, GRA, Ikeja. He remains a wonderful and caring husband to Mrs. Ifeoma Inuaeyen, a distinguished banker, and their marriage is blessed with two children.
As a sport enthusiast, Obong Inuaeyen has been:-
President – Ibom Golf Club (Current)
Member – Management Council - The Lagos Country Club, Ikeja -1996 – 1999
Chairman – Squash Section -The Lagos Country Club, Ikeja - 1996 – 1999
Patron - Uyo Sports Club-1995 – Date
Member – IBB International Golf Club-Abuja
Member - Ikeja Golf Club, Lagos, – 2000 till date.
Obong Bassey Inuaeyen is widely traveled and over the years, has developed solid business links in Europe and America. He is currently the President of Virginia, USA, based, American Global Projects, LLC.