The President/Chairman Of Council - CIPM Nigeria Featured

Meet the President/Chairman Of Council - CIPM Nigeria (Mr. Udom Uko Inoyo. FCIPM)


Lawyer, administrator, accomplished oil and gas industry professional with a track record of outstanding leadership in community service and advocacy, Udom holds a B.SC degree in Political Science (1981) and LL.B in Law (1987), from the University of Calabar and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona. In the course of his almost 35 years of working life, 28 of which has been in the oil and gas sector, Udom has attended as well as led several Management and leadership programs. He enjoys speaking on leadership, Human capacity development and Business Ethics.

His early career as Administrative Officer was with the governments of Cross River & Akwa Ibom States. With ExxonMobil, Udom worked in the United States of America and Belgium, and has more than a decade role on the Board of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and later, Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited as Executive Director.  He has utilized these experiences to pioneer and promote initiatives in Oil & Gas Project Resourcing, Oil Industry Advocacy and Influencing, Management and Public Policy Advocacy

Udom has a passion for education, human capacity development and community service. In 2007, he inspired the establishment of Inoyo Toro Foundation,a platform that has been leveraged to advance the recognition of Public Secondary School teachers and student’s mentorship in his home state of Akwa Ibom. In 2014, he opened a library in his village of Ikot Okoro Ubium, to provide learning aids, and access to research and development opportunities for secondary school students. He also facilitated the start-up of the International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR) University of Uyo, whose ground breaking ceremony he performed in 2015.

Past Chairman, Public & Government Affairs and Human Resources Committees of the Oil Producers Trade Sector (OPTS), a distinguished Service Awardee of the University of Port Harcourt Institute of Petroleum Studies, member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (IoD); in 2013, in recognition of his leadership role and promotion of corporate governance in the workplace, Udom was honored by ExxonMobil Cooperative Society with a 100 units Housing Estate located at Ajah-Lagos, named “INOYO HAVEN”.

A distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Udom has served in several capacities. Notably, he has been guest speaker in many different HR gatherings. Prior to his election as the President  & Chairman of Governing Council, he served as Chairman of the Strategic Planning & Implementation Committee and then elected Vice President of the Institute.


Udom is married to Ntekpe and they are blessed with three lovely daughters (Itoro, Aniekan and Mfoniso-Esther) and a son (Uko-Samuel). He enjoys playing golf.

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