Chief Emma Bishop Okonkwo is one of Nigeria’s longest and most prominent business magnates who established Ekulo Group of companies which deals in brand management and distribution, capital market, property development and management. The company own several subsidiaries which include Ekulo International Limited, a manufacturing and marketing company of a range of prime fruit juice including Don Simon Juices another popular long-time best-seller Nigerian product.
Bishop Emma Okonkwo Profile
|Real Name||Emma Bishop Okonkwo|
|Titles||Mr, Dr, OFR, KSC|
|Birthday||December 31, 1960|
|Age||61 years (2021)|
|Net worth||$2 billion|
|Wife||Mrs Ngozi (Mmili Aku)|
Emma Okonkwo was born on 31st December 1960 in Anambra state near a town close to Nnewi called Ichi. His shoe-dealer father once wanted him to take over from him the business of selling shoes, but destiny made him pursue his career, dreams and aspirations in Lagos instead.
An unconfirmed source has it that Chief Emma‘s academic pursuit could not go beyond Okongwu Memorial Grammar School at Nnewi. However he has so polished himself through experience and lots of travels that it would be hard to tell. As a renown Philanthropist he intentionally is, he has given lots of Scholarships to students to study courses of their choices in various institutions of learning.
As a typical successful man in Igbo land who has attained a rare accomplishment, he has been conferred with prestigious traditional titles like: Okpuluisi Zuluora Onu, Eze Enyimba n’ Ozubulu, Odenigbo n’ Amichi, Ikenga Ichi among others.
Emma Bishop Okonkwo Career
Dr. Emma B. Okonkwo, a business man that started trading on goods under E.C. Okonkwo and Brothers in 1980. Just like it is the traditional Anambra humble beginnings, from Onitsha to Lagos in 1984, he has now blossomed to becoming the founder of the gigantic business empire named Ekulo Groups whose chains of companies mainly into importation, manufacturing and exportation of goods are scattered all over Nigeria, Africa and at International levels. He currently owns so many franchise in Nigeria that cuts across the Beverages and Grocery industries.
In Nigeria, Ekulo group of companies had their head office in Lagos at Isale Agbede Street back in the year, 1984 and presently the company’s Wine shop is in Plot 1401B Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island. The group has presence in the United states, a branch of theirs exist in Fontana, California.
The following subsidiaries are the Members of the Ekulo Group of Companies whose aim is to supply household products to consumers at an affordable price without a compromise in quality.
- Ekulo International Limited
- Ekulo Foods Limited
- Evans Industries Limited
- Ekulo Pharmaceuticals Limited ( Formerly EMCK NG Ltd)
- Ekulo Distribution USA, Inc (a trading and distributing company)
Ekulo company was named after a stream of river in the founders hometown, Ichi. Integrity, Commitment and Innovation are some of the company’s watchwords. These companies boast of hundreds of workforce under their employment..
Emma Bishop Okonkwo Personal Life
The billionaire and caring Father is happily engaged in marital union with a loving partner and darling, Ngozi, who has been nicknamed Mmili Aku. His religious views is that of Christianity and to that effect, he is a dedicated member of Knights of Saint Christopher.
Emma Bishop Okonkwo Foundation
Chief Okonkwo is the founder of Emma Bishop Okonkwo EBO Foundation which has gained him recognition as a philanthropist of repute who has touched the lives of many through his acts of charity involving scholarship programmes which have immensely benefitted several underprivileged Nigerians desirous of a good education. He is also recognized as the Ikenga Ichi of Ekwusigo LGA in Anambra State Nigeria, conferred on him by the Igwe of Ichi Town in Anambra state for his many acts of contribution to the development of the community which include the building of a new modern palace for the king. Emma Bishop Okonkwo is well loved and recognized by the people of Anambra state including the state’s former governor and PDP vice-presidential candidate for the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi.
In 2011 Emma Bishop Okonkwo was conferred with the award of Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR and was also honoured in 2013 by the Sun Newspapers as the 2012 Business Man of the Year.
Emma Bishop Okonkwo Net worth
The humble Chairman and Chief executive officer of Ekulo Groups is worth Billions of US dollars and he is not denying it because the blessings are too glaring to refute. The particular networth of this self-made business man from Anambra state has not been made public yet, but from his assets so far, we put his estimated Net worth to be more than $2 billion USD.