His Excellency, Sir (Amb) Etim Jack Okpoyo
Engineer, businessman and politician
He shares the same birthday with Akwa Ibom State and made history as its first civilian deputy governor having been elected along with the late Obong Akpan Isemin in 1992 under the platform of the National Republican Convention, NRC. Charismatic and quite cerebral, Sir (Amb.) Etim Jack Okpoyo, Knight of John Wesley (KJW), came into public service after a rewarding career in the oil and gas industry and business. He served as Deputy Governor 1992 -1993. Between 2000 – 2003, he served as Nigerian Ambassador to Italy and Albania.
Before public services, Sir Okpoyo worked with Louis Berger Engineering Company as a survey party chief. He also worked with Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited, Port Harcourt between 1974 – 1991 from where he resigned to go into private business.
Born September 23, 1943, Sir Etim Okpoyo attended Lutheran High School Obot Idim, Yaba College of Technology and Fourah Bay Collge, University of Sierra Leone and holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Rotarian who believes strongly in community service and has served the Oro nation in various leadership capacities.
Akwa Ibom celebrates Ambassador Etim Okpoyo and the tangible footprints he has left behind in his services to the state and its people.