Our company has an array of tested, proven, and dedicated personnel that help run our plethora of businesses. Our collaborative work style offers the needed support that makes impact on our business.
We have an open and inclusive culture that encourages contribution and enables everyone to fulfill his/her true potentials. We have true passion for what we do; we are proud of our history and remains motivated by our future. We believe in change and aspire to continually improve our performance, add value to Telecoms business worldwide an raise real giants.
Mr. Unyime Idem, the Group Chairman of Idems Group of companies, Nigeria’s Most Awarded Telecoms Partner is a Telecom Service Provider, Licensed Management Consultant, Entrepreneurial Guru, Banker, Chartered Manager, Indigenous Investor, Social Worker, Philanthropist, Motivational Speaker and Role Model. He attended QIC Group School, Ikot Akpa Idem and Western Annang Secondary Commercial School (WASCO), Ikot Akpa Nkuk both in Ukanafun LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He proceeded to the University of Uyo where he obtained a Degree in Business Management. He returned to the same institution where he also obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration.
With more than two decade of working and business experience, his success in the business world is a classical example of resilience and tenacity. He began his first company, Idems Ultimate Venture in 2004 with paltry sum of N45,000 (124 USD) and two employees. He began his working career with Gabson Industry Ltd, Aba, Abia State Nigeria as Sales Manager in 1995, Superfine Industry Ltd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria as General Manager between 1997 – 2000 and was later appointed Honourable Special Adviser to Ukanafun Local Government Council between 2001 – 2002. He was the Managing Director, Ultimate Venture Nigeria from 2003 to 2005. He sits atop Boards of several successful conglomerates as Managing Director and Chairman. These include: CEO of Idems Ultimate Limited, 2005 to date, Chairman First Network Limited 2007 to date; Chairman Ibom Communications Limited (Nigeria) 2008 to date; Chairman Ibom Cement Limited 2010 to date. He is also Chairman Villa Press Ltd 2011 to date; Chairman Ibom Liquids Company Ltd 2013 to date, Chairman Idems Property & Real Estate Management Ltd (Nigeria) 2013 to date; Chairman Data Partners Limited 2018 till date; and Chairman Stanford Microfinance Bank Ltd 2015 to date.
He was appointed Sole Distribution Partner for Zain Network Ltd, Rivers State between 2008 and 2009. His company, Idems Ultimate Limited was also appointed Sole Distributor for GLO Mobile Network Ltd Cross River State between 2013 and 2014. Mr. Idem was licensed to practice as a Management Consultant by the Institute of Management Consultants in 2016. His business indulgences have resulted in partnership with several companies in various sectors of the Nigerian economy and even beyond. These include Airtel Network Ltd, GLOBACOM Nigeria Ltd, MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd, and Etisalat Nigeria Ltd (Now 9mobile). Others are Samsung Communications INC, Nokia, LG Mobile, Dell Computers and HP Computers.
Knowing that knowledge at any level aims at developing the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others, Mr. Idem has attended various Technical, Telecommunications and Business-based Workshops and Seminars including Financial Management Course 2005 and Strategic Management Course 2015 at Lagos Business School, Nigeria. Others are Telecoms Customer Service at Accra Ghana 2010, Human Resource Management Course at Johannesburg, South Africa 2010, Telecoms Customer Service Training at New Delhi, India 2011, Executive Management Course at Westminster London UK 2015, Public Administration Course at New York USA 2015 and Financial Management Course at Boroughs London UK 2016, etc.
As a business scholar, motivational speaker and leader with the determination to raise the next generation of entrepreneurs, Mr. Idem has been guest lecturer, lead paper presenter and keynote speaker at various fora and institutions including Faculty of Business Administration University of Uyo, Department of Engineering Akwa Ibom State University, Nigerian Christian Graduate Fellowship, Impact Ministry, QIC Surulere Youth Ministry Lagos, Winners Chapel Youth Alive Ministry, Word of Faith Bible Institute, QIC Men’s Fellowship, Indian Telecom Partners Association India, etc.
So far he has trained more than 4000 persons in various entrepreneurial disciplines. He also organized and sponsored an entrepreneurship skills acquisition for 1500 persons at the Amazing Grace E-Centre in Uyo after which he provided business kits for start-ups.
He belongs to several professional bodies. He is Fellow, Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria, Fellow Chartered Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria, Fellow Chartered Institute of Management and Public Diplomacy of Nigeria, Fellow Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow Chartered Institute of Leadership, Nigeria, and Fellow Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, etc. He is Vice Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Chartered Institute of Leadership of Nigeria and Member Governing Council of the same Body. He is also Chairman, Telecoms Partners Association of Nigeria. As a faithful servant in the vineyard of God Almighty, Mr. Idem lectures at the Word of Faith Bible Institute, Living Faith Church, Uyo.
He is a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) of the Rotary International and an astute business guru with national and worldwide business interest driven by passion to turn business impossibilities to possibilities. He is Chairman Telecoms Partners Association of Nigeria and was Leader of Delegation sent by Airtel to India in 2011 to understudy the Indian Telecoms Sales Model. He is a highly respected entrepreneur and one of the biggest private sector employers of labour in the country.
Given his commitment and selfless contributions to the telecoms industry in Nigeria, he remains the Most Awarded Telecoms Trade Partner. Mr. Idem’s impact, honours and awards in the telecoms industry remain unbeaten by any trade partner in Nigeria since its inception.It is on this account and in recognition/appreciation of his numerous patriotic initiatives that he has received countless awards and honours from various organizations in the past two decades. These include: Best Performing MTN Trade Partner in Nigeria 2013; Best Performing MTN Trade Partner in Nigeria 2014 and Best Performing MTN Trade Partner in Nigeria 2015. He has also been honoured as Best Performing AIRTEL Channel Partner in Nigeria 2012; Best Performing AIRTEL Channel Partner in Nigeria2013, Best Performing AIRTEL Channel Partner in Nigeria 2014 and Best Performing AIRTEL Channel Partner in Nigeria again in 2015. Other awards to his credit are Bold Service Award for Telecoms Services by Rotary Club of Uyo 2013, Best Performing GLOBACOM Partner South-South Nigeria 2014. Others include Heroes Award by Etisalat Nigeria 2013 (Now 9mobile), Productivity Merit Award by Akwa Ibom State Government 2013, Instrumentum Commemorationis in recognition of his Service to God and Humanity by Christ the King Cathedral 2014, Entrepreneurs Enterprise Award for Business Excellence by Virtual Developers 2013, International Excellence Award by Bible University Canada 2013, Role Model in Entrepreneurship Award for Private Sector Economy Development and Poverty Eradication by Millennium Achievers Gold Award, Distinguished Entrepreneurial Award by Business Standard Magazine 2009, Life Time Achievement Award by World Peace Prayer Society 2013, Police Community Relations Committee Honorary Award, and appointment as an Honorary Member of PCRC Akwa Ibom State Police Command, 2013; National Association of Resident doctors’ (NARD) Man of the year Award 2016 etc. In addition, Mr. Idem has also received more than 120 other awards in different categories of Business Excellence, Management and Entrepreneurship from various organizations.
His life philosophy is guarded by the notion that “Only a life lived for the service of others is a life well lived; and that, the ultimate test of a man’s conscience is his willingness to sacrifice something today for the future generation whose words of thanks will not be heard”. He is married to Engr. (Mrs.) Helen Idem, a UK Trained Marine Engineer and the marriage is blessed with children.
Beside most successful men are found virtuous women. This is the case with Engr. (Mrs.) Helen Idem, who in recognition of her role, resigned from her Engineering Profession and the comfort of working with a Multi-National company to sit atop a bough of a communication conglomerate to assist her husband.
A Glasgow College of Nautical Studies Marine/Mechanical Engineer graduate, United Kingdom, Mrs. Idem served as Engineering Officer in various companies and government departments, which include: – The Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, United Kingdom, the Shell Ship Management Ltd. United Kingdom and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).
Mr. Israel John was born about three decades ago in Ikot Akpan Eyara in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He is a 2004 Graduate of the Department of Accountancy, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
He also has considerable experience from the Government and Private Sector, such as Champion Breweries Plc, Uyo, Julius Berger-Ikot Abasi, ALSCON LTD, Ikot Abasi and as an Accountant/ External Auditor at Victor Eme & Co. (CHATTERED ACCOUNTING FIRM) before joining Idems Ultimate Ltd as Accountant where he was promoted to the rank of Manager Operations.
His area of core competence is Accounting and Management advisory services. He has attended various training and workshops and received different awards of Excellence from Idems Ultimate Ltd on punctuality in 2010 as well as Best Management Staff in 2012.
As Manager Operations Mr. Israel works with his colleagues as a team for various achievements in Idems Ultimate Ltd and Ibom Communication Ltd. business targets. These efforts earned the company awards such as Airtel Best Channel Partner in Nigeria Award 2012/ 2013 and MTN Best Trade Partner in Nigeria Award 2013 on Retail Sales. Mr. Israel is happily married to Inemesit Israel John and the marriage is blessed with children.
Prince Ubong D-Imoh hails from Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He attended the University of Calabar, Nigeria Between 2001 and 2006 and obtained the Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Environmental Protection & Resources Management.
Before being appointed Pioneer Sales/Administrative Manager, Idems Ultimate Ltd, between 2007 and 2009; later pioneer Sales Manger of Idems Ultimate; Mr. D-Imoh was General Manager – IDAACOM Shopping Complex (a division of SACOM Nig. Ent., Ukanafun, 1997 – 2001).
He is proud recipient of Best Customer – Relationship Award from Idems Ultimate Ltd. (2008), the National Merit Award of the Jesus Student Outreach (2011); and the Salesmanship/Time Manager & Customer Care Certificate by LMO Consulting Nig. Ltd.
In ecclesiastical matter, Mr. D-Imoh does not lack behind as he had been the Chapter President of Jesus Student Outreach, University of Calabar, (2004 – 2005); and the National President, , Jesus Student Outreach (2005 -2006).
HEAD OF AUDIT
Mr. George Emmanuel is the Head of Audit and formerly, Head of Accounts of Idems Ultimate Limited. He has worked in both private and public sectors of the economy. Starting his Accounting and Auditing career with Thomas Gamble and Co (Chartered Accountants) as Audit trainee, he moved to Essien Ukpong (Chartered Accountants) as Audit Senior.
Thereafter, he joined NEE-MAE Investments Limited as an Accountant. He joined MIE projects Limited as Accounts Officer and left as Accounts Manager. Prior to working with Idems Ultimate Limited, he had served as Head, Internal Audit Department and Finance/Accounts Department with Teleputers Systems Limited.
Mr. George has a wide range of working and travelling experiences even outside Accounting. He worked as a teacher in the Government Secondary School, Kiyawa, Kano State. He is a Graduate of the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria and a student Member of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Born on March 17, 1978 in Nsit Ubium Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udoh holds the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from the Polytechnic, Calabar, Cross River State. He also holds the National Diploma (ND), also in Accounting from the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori.
He had a short stint with E. U. International Company as an Accountant before relocating to Maxi-Choice International Company (a Telecom Outfit). His Accounting experiences at these two companies secured him a similar job with Idems Ultimate Limited, in charge of Stock. He finally perched as Inventory Manager with Ibom Communications Ltd, where he has remained to this day.
Anwanga-Abasi Tommy holds the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Uyo.
He is a Student-Member of ICAN.
He has acquired post-qualification experience as Cost Evaluation Officer during his short stay with Mike Ene Group of Companies (1994-2006), and as Internal Control Officer and Head of Operations with Mutual Alliance Savings and Loans Ltd, (2007-2011) before he successfully picked up the position of Internal Auditor from Ibom Communications Ltd, where he has been since last year.
During his out of office hours, Mr. Tommy keeps faith with his Creator as a Minister of the Gospel with the A.M.E. Zion Church.
HEAD OF ACCOUNTS
Mr. Joshua Ubak is an Accounting graduate from University of Uyo after finishing from School of Accountancy & Business Studies, obtaining an O.N.D in Accounting in 2002 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The Onna born accounting expert has vast working experience beginning from 2007. He has taught mathematics at Government Day Junior Secondary School Dapchi, Yobe State.
He has been an Audit Trainee at Essien Ukpong & Co (Chartered Accountants) between 2008/2009 Uyo, Internal Auditor Gufax Bureau De Change Ltd 2009/2010 Uyo; Head of Operations Gufax Bureau De Change Ltd 2010 – 2012, Secretary, Audit Committee Gufax Micro-Finance Bank Ltd 2010 – 2012.
He joined Idems Ultimate Limited in 2012 as an Internal Auditor before being promoted to the post of Head of Accounts.
He is an associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. His skills and competence includes; Computer literacy; competent in the use of Ms-Word, Ms-Power point, Ms-Excel, Tally, Busy-Win, EFAS & DSS application packages; Strong analytical and problem solving abilities; Excellent communication skill and Good team spirit and leadership skills Joshua Ubak is married and the marriage is blessed.