Obong Idiong is the Managing Director/CEO of Africa Prudential Plc. Prior to joining Africa Prudential, Obong was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Heirs Holdings Limited, an African proprietary investment company where he oversaw the legal responsibilities of the company’s investment portfolios in Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Financial Services, Agri-business, Health Care and Hospitality.

Specific responsibilities included transaction advisory, implementation and institutionalization of governance frameworks, mergers and acquisitions, business incubation, compliance, and regulatory. He also served as the Company Secretary’s/Legal Adviser of Africans Properties PLC.

Obong Idiong worked in various capacities in United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) including as a Legal Officer in the Legal/Company Secretariat before proceeding to become the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of UBA. In that position, he was responsible for business development, strategy, research, customer service, and legal advisory. Prior to this, he held various positions at Alpha Juris Chambers, Lagoon Home Savings & Loans Limited, and Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Plc).

With over 17 years of post-call working experience in corporate and commercial legal practice, banking, finance and investment advisory services, he is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Society of Corporate Governance of Nigeria. He holds an LLM degree (International Finance and Banking), an MBA, LL.B (Hons), and BL.