Dominic Ogbonna Amaugwu hails from Umuokele Ndashi in Etche Local Government area of Rivers State. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States of America, Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA).
He had his early education at State School Ndashi Etche between 1969 and 1974 where he obtained First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC). He attended St Joseph’s Secondary School Umuaturu Etche from 1975 to 1979 and obtained West African School Certificate (WASC). In 1982 he travelled to United States of America and by May 1983, he got an Associate Degree (Cum Laude) in Arts from Redlands Community College, El Reno, Oklahoma USA. In May 1985 he bagged a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting and in May 1987 a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance all from University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma USA. Between spring 1991 and spring 1992 he also attended Advanced Business Courses at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, Oklahoma City, Ok, USA.
He began his working career as Protocol Officer at Rivers State Liaison Office, Victoria Island, Lagos (1980 – 1981). In United States of America, his working experience includes; Staff Accountant, H.C. Okere CPA, Inc. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (1988 – 1991), Accountant – Assistant Controller, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma (1992 – 1993), Revenue Accountant, Harris County Auditor’s Office (1994–1995).
He is currently the President & CEO of Dominic O. Amaugwu PC (Professional Corporation), a regional Certified Public Accounting firm based in Houston, Texas, USA, which he started in 1995 after leaving Harris County employment. He is also the Chairman, Board of Directors, Asha One Creative Investments Nig. Ltd. and the Managing Director/Partner, Gulfton Holdings, LLC – a United States based Real Estate Investment Limited Liability Company. Dominic’s wealth of experience cuts across financial and tax accounting, management consulting, clients’ representation, litigation support, auditing, budgeting and real estate management.
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 deep private sector background is a great asset to the Bank.