Chief Willie Obiano is a Nigerian politician, banker and technocrat. He serves as the fourth Democratic Governor of Anambra State.
Willey Obiano Biography
Willie Maduabuchi Obiano is an accountant, politician and technocrat. He is the fourth democratic governor of Anambra state, State Astute banker, philanthropist and advocate of excellence.
Willie Obiano was born into the family of Mr Phillip and Mrs Christianah Obiano on the 8th of August, 1955 in Aguleri, in Anambra State to the family of Christiana and Philip Obiano.
He had his primary Education at Holy Trinity primary school, Onitsha. And his secondary education at Christ the King College, Onitsha. He then proceed to University of Lagos where he obtained a B.Sc (1979) and Master’s degree (1993) in Accountancy.
Willie showed great promise in his early education. He was an exceptional student at the Christ the King’s College, CKC, Onitsha, where he won the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize for Essay writing in 1974. Willy also made good grades that earned him a place at the University of Lagos where he studied Accountancy. He bagged his two university degrees from the same school graduating with a B.Sc. (Second Class Upper Division) in 1979 and MBA in Marketing in 1993.
He began his career in 1981 as a banker at the First Bank of Nigeria. He proceeded to join Chevron Oil Nigerian PLC as an accountant. He worked with Texaco as the refineries and bunkering auditor. While at Chevron he rose to the position of a Chief Internal Auditor. In 1991, he joined Fidelity Bank as Deputy Manager and head of Audit unit and rose to the position of Executive Director on October 2003.
In 2013, he left the banking sector to join politics. He contested for the November 2013 gubernatorial election under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and emerged the Fourth Governor of Anambra state.
In November 2017, Obiano was elected for a second term in Office.
He is married to Chief Mrs EV Obiano and blessed with children.
He left banking to join politics and in 2013 he contested for Anambra gubernatorial election on the platform of APC Grand Alliance, APGA and he won. Also, during 2017 election, he was reelected as the governor.
• Distinguished banker of 2012 award
• Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ( ICAN).
• Patron of ICAN of Lagos( Mainland)
• President of Advanced Management Programmes(AMP) for a period of ten years.
• Member of 2006 Building New Ventures
• Member of Harvard University
Administration four pillars
• Agressive mechanized agriculture
• Oil and gas
• Trade and commerce
He is the fifth richest governor in Nigeria. His networth is estimated to 300 million dollars