Mr. Ukpeh is an internationally acclaimed consultant in business strategy, risk management, process re-engineering and financial services, who was, until recently, a Senior Partner and Risk & Quality Leader for Africa at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (price winner), a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, and a member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, with over thirty five (35) years experience in Financial Audit/Reporting, and Consulting.
A graduate of accounting, he also holds a Master of Science (M.Sc) Degree in Contemporary Accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Member of the Business Continuity Institute, United Kingdom.
He worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an International Business auditing and consulting firm for some thirty-four (34) years, and as a Partner for over 20 years, led, directed, planned and managed the audit, accounting, and consulting assignments for numerous financial institutions, multinationals and national companies, including most major banks in Nigeria. He was the Financial Services Leader for PwC West Africa, as well as the Risk & Quality Leader for PwC Africa (including South Africa), and a member of the PwC Global Risk & Quality Executive Management. He was also at some time the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PwC Africa Central, made of PwC in nine African countries.
He is also Non Executive Director of Zenith Bank Plc in Nigeria, as well as a Non Executive Director of Zenith Bank Ghana Plc and Zenith Bank Gambia.