Chief Uche Onwude is a Commissioner/Member of the Board of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
An indigene of Imo State, Onwude’s rich and illustrious professional career, spanning over 18 years in the downstream Oil and Gas sector of the Nigerian economy, has seen him serve as Account Officer in MRS Oil and Gas Co. Ltd, Financial Controller and subsequently General Manager, Finance and Administration at Northwest Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd., and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer at Aximites Energy Ltd.
Chief Onwude earned a BSc. in Accountancy from Enugu State University of Science and Technology and MBA from Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
He has attended various courses, workshops and seminars on ICT, as well numerous leadership and managerial courses, within and outside the country.
He is the Chairman of Omenka Foundation, a reputable Non-Governmental Organisation actively involved in education (providing scholarships) and health (providing medical interventions and outreaches) in rural areas.
Onwude is a member of various professional bodies including, but not limited to, the African Business Roundtable, the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), the Energy Institute (MEI) London.
He is a United Nations Ambassador of Peace and has received various awards and recognitions of excellence, humanitarianism and philanthropy, including the African Business Roundtable’s prestigious honour of Humanitarian/Inspirational Award of Excellence in Paris, 2015.
In 2018, Chief Onwude was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member, representing the South East Zone on the Governing Board of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
He held this position until his appointment as Commissioner/Member of the Board of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).
He is happily married with a child.