Onome Diamond Ayo Unuavwodo hails from Ofuoma - Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State and was born on 11th June, 1962. He attended Sapele Technical College Sapele Delta State (1974 – 1979) where he obtained City & Guildes Certificates in Block Laying and Concreting as well as Construction Processes and Materials. He attended Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State (1983-1989) where he obtained National Diploma (ND) in Civil Engineering in 1986 and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil/Structural Engineering in 1989. He also obtained a PGD in Civil Engineering from Rivers State University, Port Harcourt in 2000.
Onome became a professional member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in 2002, Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) in 2005 and that of Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (NIHTE) 2014. His working career includes NYSC member at Works Department, Dukku L.G.A. Bauchi State (1990), Civil Engineer Kris Akioya Nigeria Ltd. Warri (1991), Civil Inspector/Site Rep. on Shell Projects with Oversea Technical Services (OTS) Warri (1991 – 1993), Construction Supervisor, Engineering Department, Operations Division, Total Exploration & Production Nigeria Ltd (1994 – 1996). Other positions held in Total Exploration & Production Nigeria Ltd are Civil Works Supervisor/Superintendent, Construction and Logistics Department, Operations Division (1996 – 2004), Project Engineer, Community Projects Department, Sustainable Development Division (2004 – 2005), Head Onshore Projects, Community Projects Department, Sustainable Development Division (2005 – 2007), Head, Community Projects, Community Relations Department, External Relations Division (2007 – 2010), Manager, Offshore Community Affairs Department, Community Affairs Division (2010 – 2016) and Manager, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Strategy & Implementation Department, Community Affairs & Development Division (2016 – 2018). He has broad experience in community/sustainable development, MoU negotiations, implementations, monitoring and evaluations.
He became a Shareholder of U & C Microfinance Bank Ltd through the 2017 private placement recapitalization exercise and was appointed a Director of the Bank in July 2018. His wealth of experience in the private sector is a great asset to the Bank.