Prior to the assumption of office as the Special Assistant to the Managing Director / CEO of the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company Plc (NMRC), Mr. Ini-odu Akpan has had an extensive career as a Strategic Management and Operations Consultant with focus on Civic Leadership, Organisation Systems Design, Negotiation, Financial Analysis and Microfinance. He graduated from the University of Calabar with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension, and over the span of his professional career has completed Executive Education Programs at the Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, all in the United States of America.
Mr. Akpan has consulted for clientele in the Public and Private Sector including the Office of the Head of Civil Service Akwa Ibom State, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, the prestigious West Africa Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), and in 2014 also served as a Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister for Lands, Housing, and Urban Development. He was awarded a Certificate as an Ambassador for Peace of the Universal Peace Federation (An NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations) in 2013.
Mr. Akpan had also worked as a professional Banker (Branch Management) for Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, and Zenith Bank Plc respectively and retired from Commercial Banking meritoriously in June 2011.