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Board of Directors - HedgeWorth Microfinance Bank

Board of Directors

NNENA ANNE AHUKANNAH (CHAIRMAN)

Ms. Ahukannah is co-founder of Hedgeworth group and corporate attorney based in Virginia, USA. Her areas of specialization include intellectual property law, software licensing, and government contracting. She is also currently the President of the Atlas Law Group PLLC and Co-founder of Emergen Communications, LLC., a telecommunications service provider in USA. Prior to founding the Atlas Law Group and Emergen Communications, LLC, Ms. Ahukannah was the General Counsel of a Virginia-based software development company until July 2006. During this period, she was listed in Who is Who in American Law, and Who is Who in America.

Ms. Ahukannah is also involved in the field of conflict resolution as an arbitrator, and serves as a mediator for the Superior Courts of the District of Columbia. She is also currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the ICAR Institute of George Mason University.

Ms. Ahukannah holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Temple University in USA, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Political Science from the University of Nigeria (UNN). She is a member of the Nigerian bar, and also holds licenses to practice law in the State of New York, the District of Columbia, & the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

KENNETH UGOCHUKWU AHUKANNAH (DIRECTOR)

Mr. Kenneth Ahukannah is co-founder and Group Managing Director of the Hedgeworth Group of companies comprised of Hedgeworth Pro Consult Limited, Hedgeworth Limited, Hedgeworth Microfinance Bank Limited, Hedgeworth Transport Limited, Hedgeworth Electronics Limited, Hedgeworth Factors Limited and Treasured Moments Limited.

He attended Sancta Maria Primary School, Aba, Federal Government College, Jos for his secondary education. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Calabar, Nigeria from where he obtained a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the same University.

At various times, he was Acting Area Manager, Progress Bank of Nig. Plc, held senior management positions in Citizens Bank Ltd and Continental Trust Bank Ltd. He spent a total of 16 years in the banking industry before exiting the industry to start the Hedgeworth companies.

Under Mr. Ahukannah’s leadership, the Hedgeworth Group was recognized with the award of National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2012.

He is a certified professional in Sub-National Debt Management with competence in Public Debt Data Verification and Capacity Building in Public Finance Management. He consults extensively on vocational and entrepreneurial skills development for various state governments and their organs in Nigeria.

He has attended numerous management development courses, programs, seminars and workshops locally and internationally. He is also a member of many professional bodies in Nigeria and abroad.

PROF. MRS. FIDELIA NGOZI OBASI (DIRECTOR)

Prof. Mrs. Obasi is a senior lecturer in University of Port Harcourt. In

1979, she obtained a B.A (HONS) Education/English from University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1989 She Obtained a Masters in Educational administration, also in the year 1995, She Obtained a Ph.d in Education Management from University Of Port Harcourt.

Prof. Mrs. Obasi has various academic Distinctions/Honors and Social recognitions ranging from East Central State Excellence Award (1974), Federal Government Of Nigeria In – Service Award (1987-1989), Best Junior Creative Writer and Oparanadim 1 Ada Eji- Ejemba Award (2008) amongst so many others.

She is also actively involved in other professional/academic activities outside teaching and she is a member of National and International organizations which includes Member, Nigerian Association For Educational Administration And Planning (NAEAP), Member, International Education Show (IES) Birmingham UK, Member, World Education Market (WEM) Portugal amongst so many others unmentioned.

Prof. Mrs. Obasi is happily married to Engr. Brendan Obasi and the union is blessed with six (6) children.

ENGR. BRENDAN NDUKWE OBASI (DIRECTOR)

Engr. Brendan Ndukwe Obasi obtained his first degree in Chemistry in the year 1977 from University Of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Masters degree in Corrosion Engineering in the year 1981 from University of Manchester Institute Of Science And Technology.

Engr. Brendan Obasi has various work experience ranging from Teaching and Lecturing. He is currently engaged as the Managing Director Eton Technical Services Ltd (2000-Date) and also a Consulting Engineer (Offshore Project Manager) for Oil & Industrial Services Ltd (2006-Date). His Social/Cultural experience includes President Umuokrika Ekwerazu Students Union (1964-1970), Librarian: Mbaise Secondary School, Mbaise, Imo State (1965-1966), Member Red Cross Society (1967-1969), PATRON “Oganihu Mbaise” Port Harcourt, A socio-cultural organization of Mbaise people in Port Harcourt (2000-Date) amongst so many others unmentioned.

Engr. Brendan Obasi is happily married to Prof. Mrs. Obasi and the union is blessed with six (6) children.

MR. ANAYOCHUKWU IKWECHEGH  (DIRECTOR)

Anayochukwu obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Banking in 1985. He also holds a master’s degree in the same field.

Anayochukwu has over 15 years of experience in both commercial and microfinance banking sub-sector which spans banking operations, finance and accounting, credit, internal control and administrative functions.

He is a Certified Microfinance Banker and has attended various Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation and other institutions’ seminars such as Interim capacity Building Programme for Operators of Microfinance Banks in Nigeria, Special Workshop on IFRS Transition for Micro finance Banks, et al.

Anukem Ikechukwu Hector (MANAGING DIRECTOR)

Mr. Anukem is a graduate of Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu where he obtained HND in Banking and Finance. He also has a post graduate diploma in Banking and Finance from Imo State University (2003).

He started his banking experience with the defunct Equity Bank of Nigeria over 17 years ago and has worked in different capacity in various banks prior to joining Hedgeworth MFB in 2014. He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Economics and also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

He is widely travelled and has attended several training programs, both local and International in various aspects of Banking. He has been exposed to diverse Microfinance training including  Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) organized “Capacity Building Training” for Operators of Microfinance Banks in Nigeria, Microfinance Certified Professional training and examination