A seasoned and accomplished banker, IG Ukpaka’s career spans over 20 years in the banking industry and oil sector. After a brief stint with Agip Energy in Milan, he started his career with Nigerian Agip Oil Company, Lagos in December 1988. His career trajectory in the banking industry commenced with Allstates Trust Bank in 1990. He later joined Diamond bank in 1992 where he spent over 4 years. IG ran the most profitable branch for the Bank in Ikeja business district and rose to manager level in 1995 before his departure in 1996.At Zenith Bank where he spent over 7 years and rose to the level of General Manager in 2001. Upon departure from Bank PHB late 2009, IG Ukpaka, along with a team of professionals in 2010 set up Taurus Capital (Investment and Advisory Firm) and Taurus Oil & Gas where he occupies the role of Chief Executive Officer.A first class graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos, IG Ukpaka’s enterprise has been complimented by exposure to quality executive education in INSEAD-Fontainebleau Paris, Harvard Business School-USA as well as Lagos Business School. He holds a postgraduate in Business Economics from Scuola Enrico Mattei, Italy.