Kingsley Ulinfun, 55, was born into the family of Chief (Dr.) Francis E Ulinfun (father, from Uhiele) and Late Mrs. Margaret O Ulinfun, (nee Akhideno, mother from Ujolen) in Uhiele, Esan West LocalGovernment Area of Edo State.
He attended Ezomo Primary School (1978), Benin City before proceeding to Immaculate Conception College (1983) in Benin City. He has a Degree in Chemical Engineering (B.Eng., 1988), Master of Business Administration, (MBA, 1993), both from the University of Benin. Kingsley is also an alumnus of the Executive Programme of Bain Academy, Johannesburg (2014).
As an astute Finance Expert and Banker with proven track record in Blue Chip Financial Institutions, spanning over 27 years, Kingsley has trained over 5,000 Bankers and SME Entrepreneurs across industries in Nigeria
In 1992 after his Post Graduate Studies, he commenced private business focusing on General Commerce, Project Management and Construction. Kingsley was involved in the construction of markets in Ekpoma.
The Philanthropist and great teacher, began his Professional Career in 1996 with Agusto & Co Limited, a leading firm of Industry Analysts and Financial Consultants and also worked with Ecobank as Branch Manager in Alaba, Apapa and Victoria Island Branches all in Lagos State.
In 2006, Kingsley Ulinfun joined the United Bank for Africa – UBA as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) UBA Africa and had responsibilities for Managing Risk in UBA’s 18 African Subsidiary Countries. He served as the Chief Credit Officer (CCO) UBA Nigeria – responsible for credit underwriting of Corporates and Public-Sector entities across UBA Nigeria (with about 500 branches), among others.
He left UBA in Dec. 2013 to join Union Bank Nigeria as General Manager and Head of Commercial Banking responsible for 331 Branches across Nigeria.
Kingsley Ulinfun rejoined the United Bank for Africa – UBA in 2018 and left in 2022 after being Managing Director UBA Tanzania Limited to pursue other career opportunities.
Before his resignation, he had the overall responsibility of managing a complex and often difficult business environment as the top stop for meeting the Bank’s set goals, selecting the team to support its overall business objectives.
He is presently the Group Director/CRO, Enterprise Risk Management for Oakwood Green Africa Limited, a holding Company for the Bloom Bank Africa Group and its other Financial Institutions across West Africa.
KINGSLEY HAS HANDLED THE FOLLOWING KEY FINANCING PROJECTS:
• N60bn Financing for a State Government Projects
• N40bn financing for a state government projects
• N25bn financing for a large corporate company
• N33bn multi-facilities for a customer in food and beverage
• N12bn financing for a company in Agriculture
• N6bn financing facility for a company in the steel business
• $133m funding for an African Country
• $650m funding for an African Country/government project
• $500m club deal for a marginal field operator
• $150m financing for an E&P company, among others.
Kingsley Ulinfun is very experienced and comfortable in leading and managing a globally diverse workforce in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment to enhance business growth.
He is accustomed to dealing with senior executives of both public and private sector institutions in multicultural environments.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Kingsley Ulinfun, a Governorship Aspirant of theLabour Party (LP) in Edo State for the 2024 Election has presented himself to serve as a voice to the voiceless, hope to the hopeless and bridge builder. With his experience, connection and unmatched qualities, giving him the opportunity to serve as Governor in the forthcoming Governorship Election in the State, the people will surely get the dividends of democracy they deserve.
Kingsley Ulinfun will surely, carry everyone along in the scheme of things and create enabling environment for businesses to thrive, create job opportunities for the teeming youth, prioritize the welfare of Civil Servants, improve on the State Security Architecture, strengthen unity among the people, and lots more.
Kingsley Ulinfun of theLabour Party is the best choice to serve as the next Governor of Edo State in the next political dispensation in our dear State – Edo.