By Bedford Benjamin

Mr. Michael Diongoli, an under forty financial expert has proven that the Niger Delta is blessed with oil in our brains beyond the oil in our land. He has caused a lot of disruptions in the financial space owing to his depth of knowledge and result oriented approach as a financial advisor.

Having towed the path of a pacesetter and pathfinder Ambassador Lawrence Ekpebu, the first African graduate of the prestigious Harvard University. Michael Diongoli has carved a niche for himself in the financial ecosystem.

The University of Bradford trained business and management guru has served as financial advisor to reputable international and national financial institutions, with remarkable results that has earned him the reputation of a global financial expert.

Diongoli, the Group Managing Director UK-DION GROUP is a pride of the Nigerian financial industry, a trail blazer with notable accomplishments in the business world.

Mr. Diongoli owns and operates an investment company (The UK Dion Group) committed to improving lives and transforming Africa, through long-term investments in strategic sectors of the African economy including entertainment, hospitality, real estate, finance and technology.

In the early days of his career life, Michael Diongoli worked as a financial and mortgage adviser with some top organizations and multinationals like Lowell Financials, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank and NatWest Bank all in the U.K.

His palpable positive contributions to the various organizations he worked in earned him statutory relevance and made him a high ranking adviser.

Today he is one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropist, a highly sort after financial specialist with tangible results.His cutting-edge solutions had given blockbuster achievements to his numerous clientele base.

Interestingly, Michael U. Diongoli is a down to earth personality inspite of his expertise and practical experience on how to turnaround bearish financial realities into assets and eventually bullish endpoints.His palpable positive contributions to the various organizations he worked in earned him statutory relevance and made him a high ranking adviser.

He is a realist who totally believes that hard work rewards faster than cutting corners.
In his words “Never try to cut corners to survive, because you may just be cutting your surviving lifeline to success”.

Today he is one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropist, a highly sort after financial specialist with tangible results.

Diongoli takes pride in his philanthropic prowess; in empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation across different states in the nation.

He has funded multiple Africa centric projects ranging from entertainment to business and even technological advancement projects.

As an African Michael Diongoli is believed to be heavily invested in zero tolerance for racism and nepotism. His business orientation considers the same level of involvement for people across different races, colors and tribes.

Not minding his tribe and origin Mr. Diongoli is a detribalised enigma, with valuable insights in the economic and financial issues across the four geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

On several occasions he has been hinted to be one of the fastest rising influential Africans worthy of emulation.

He is a recipient of various prestigious Indegenous and international awards of recognition, in acknowledgment of his business leadership and economic empowerment of young Africans.

He is an outstanding leader who has mentored so many business men and women in to building successful brand. Michael Ukiye Diongoli is indeed a role model worthy of emulation.

*Benjamin a media practitioner, writes from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

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