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Biography of Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah was born into a modest family of late Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsus Ubah of Umuanuka, Otolo, Nnewi on the 3rd of September, 1971.
A man of a humble beginning, amiable, likeable and good natured personality, is married to Mrs. Uchenna Ubah, a graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the marriage is blessed with five children.
The visionary Chief Executive Officer, promoter and Managing Director of Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited, no doubt is an ambitious business mogul who from the very day he joined the Oil and Gas business, decided to creditably distinguish himself and the company. Through dint of hard work, personal conviction to succeed, visionary leadership and doggedness, he has in a matter of six years, (between 2003 and 2009), taken Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited to a vantage position of becoming a dominant leader in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Capital Oil and Gas’ gained its strategic importance to the Nigerian Downstream Oil and Gas Sector was propelled by her massive investments in the sector which include but not limited to:
• A jetty capable of berthing 4 shuttle vessels simultaneously
• Tank farm with a storage capacity of over 190 million litres
• 32 arm loading gantry capable of discharging up to 55 million litres of petroleum products which exceeds the nation’s daily consumption need
• Fleet of over 400 trucks for distribution of petroleum products nationwide.
• A highly motivated, dedicated and hardworking workforce.
Capital Oil and Gas is currently responsible for the distribution of about 50% of petroleum products in Nigeria, and at such times, when the nation had been held to ransom, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah led his company to intervene on the part of the Nigerian people an action that has endeared him to many.
As the Promoter and Chief Executive of Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited, he also seats as the on the board of several other companies as Chairman, among which are:
• Knoll & Hachfer Engineering Co Ltd
• Chevron Oronite & Chemical Co Ltd
• Hero Communications Ltd
• Authority Media and Publications
• FC Ifeanyi Ubah
• First Nigerian Independent Oil Co Ltd
• Commodity Giants Nigeria Limited
• Capital Group Congo S.a.rl. in the Congo DR
• Oil Force Nigeria Limited
Having built an Oil and Gas group that has successfully taken its undisputed place as the leadership position in the downstream sector of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah decided to venture into other sectors with the primary aim of replicating what he had done in the Oil and Gas sector. The hunger gave birth to FC Ifeanyi Ubah (one of the few privately run clubs in the Nigerian Professional Football League) and The Authority Media and Publications (Publishers of The Authority Newspapers). In so little a time, FC Ifeanyi Ubah and The Authority Newspapers have carved out a niche for themselves as they gallantly stride towards leadership of their respective industries.
The Authority Newspapers, which published its first edition on the 1st of October, 2015 is the second Nigerian newspaper to go daily on its first day, (after the Concord in 1982), a rare feat. In spite of the brevity of its existence, it has left an indelible mark on the information landscape of Nigeria and the world through its very powerful online presence
In keeping with his tradition of scoring firsts, in January 2016, FC Ifeanyi Ubah became the first club in the Nigerian Professional Football League to attract and sign Brazilian footballers and trainers which undoubtedly added value, flair and glamour to the NPFL. Another first was achieved in August 2016 when FC Ifeanyi Ubah became the first Nigerian club to partner a European club as it signed a partnership deal with West Ham United of England, a team that has one of the best academies that produced the likes of Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole to mention but a few. Dr. Ubah’s midas touch is encapsulated in the fact that FC Ifeanyi Ubah, in just its second year of existence, started challenging the older clubs in the league for superiority, going on a run of 1 loss in 16 games and has remained unbeaten at home in the 2015/2016 league season.
By reason of Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah’s ‘think home’ mentality, burning desire to create jobs, empower the youths and bring the needed development to his state of origin, Anambra state, he embarked on the construction of a multibillion naira games and industrial village crammed with facilities such as:
• Two football stadia with multiple training pitches
• Industrial park
• Hospital
• Sports Academy
• Technology Hub
• 5-star Hotel
• Conference centre
• Women and Youth development Centre
• Indoor Sports Hall
• Shopping Malls
• Residential Estates
• Corporate office complex
• Linguistic school
• Police post
• Fire service station amongst other facilities/basic amenities.
In May 2016, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah was unanimously elected the Chairman, Anambra State Football Association (ANSFA). Since his election, Dr. Ubah has introduced series of football programmes aimed at promoting and developing football in the state. One of such programmes is his novel initiative – Football Made in Anambra “1 Family – 1 Footballer” project which was endorsed by the world’s football governing body, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) when her President, Gianni Infantino visited Nigeria. Dr. Ubah is also the Patron of the Nigerian Nationwide League One (NNWL) as well as the Patron of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN).
Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, in his bid to better the lives of his people contested in the 2014 Anambra State Gubernatorial Elections under the canopy of Labour Party. In a keenly contested battle, despite being a first timer to such a contest, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah made his presence known and left a mark in the contest. Since then, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah has been a household name in Anambra and Nigerian Politics which was expressly exhibited during the 2015 Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections.
Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah was profiled by the Oxford Brookes Magazine as one of the “Forty under Forty 2009”, that is, the top forty young Nigerian business leaders under the age of forty. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has received numerous awards and honours both in Nigeria and abroad in honour of his leadership qualities and outstanding performance in the oil and gas industry.
In recognition of his creative leadership, ability and capabilities, he was conferred with an Honourary Doctor of Philosophy in Critical and Creative Thinking by the prestigious Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA. He has been actively involved in top flight business management for over two decades with vast experience in international business and has attended several local and international courses and seminars in leadership and business management.
In addition to all these, there is a part of this able visionary leader that cannot be left out. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, being an AKAS member of Rotary Club, District 9140, is an avid philanthropist and a motivator par excellence. In acknowledgment of the need to serve humanity and give back to the society, provide succor to the needy, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah has established an Educational Foundation that gives students free University education, the first of its kind in the South-East, particularly Nnewi, sunk boreholes for his community, installed electricity transformers and engages in constant repair/grading of community roads.
The Philanthropist par excellence is fondly called “Ebube Chukwu uzo” meaning “Placing God First” in all his dealings. His business interests include Oil & Gas, Jetty Development, Bonded Terminal, Truck Park facilities, Media, Sports Development, Construction, Telecommunication, Real Estate, General Merchandise and Politics.
Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah
Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah

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