HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIC OPAH By Prince Clinton Uba

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He is calm, respectful, friendly, humanity – personified and unassuming.

Eric Chineme Opah is the Managing Director/CEO and Founder of Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics Limited; Current Chairman, Nigeria – America Chamber of Commerce, Abia State Chapter; the President of Eric Opah Foundation as well as Founder/President of Mbubo Transformation Group.

He holds a B.Sc Degree in Business Administration from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State.

Eric Opah started his career in the logistics industry with Panalpina World Transport Group, and with a passion for excellence, soon gained considerable industry experience in the company, before setting up on his own.

Over the years, Mr. Eric Opah has gained significant wealth of experience in the global forwarding, shipping and logistics industry.

He has also demonstrated a sublime level of entrepreneurial ingenuity uncommon among his peers.

Mr. Opah’s additional expertise in Air cargo handling operations contributed to the establishment of China Southern Airlines in Nigeria where he became the Director of Cargo Operations. Above all, he has redefined freight forwarding business in Nigeria by opening doors for transparency and trust as core values of his business operation across the globe.

His unwavering passion to redefine Shipping and logistics business in Nigeria led to the incorporation of Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics Limited in 2006. Fortune Global is a foremost indigenous logistics company in Nigeria with the vision to become a first choice shipping and logistics company in Africa and across the globe.

This vision has grown steadily, earning Fortune Global the 10th fastest growing company as at Nigeria in 2013, a *Nigeria 50* award organized by the *Tony Elumelu Foundation* in conjunction with *Professor Michael Porter’s All World Network, USA* .

Following this award and recognition for fast business growth and excellence, Mr. Opah was nominated to participate in All World Network Executive Program in Harvard University, USA.

Fortune Global has thus grown into an international company well represented within and outside the sores of Nigeria with Fortune Global Shipping & Logistics (USA) Inc., Houston Texas and branches in Shanghai, China, Tema, Ghana and still counting.

His record par excellence is not limited to his entrepreneurial and business expertise alone.

Mr. Opah is a philanthropist; a grassroots community developer and an engineer for youth development and empowerment.

His determination and commitment to community development and youth empowerment led to the establishment of the *ERIC OPAH FOUNDATION* (focused on empowering the younger generation through grants, numerous kinds support) and the *MBUBO TRANSFORMATION GROUP* (which champions community development projects), where he also sits as President of the highly respected group.

The group erected one of the best Town Halls called *OBOGU HALL* in Abia state and located at Mbubo Nsulu and fully Air-conditioned.

The hall has something unique as it also houses a state of the art health centre, befitting a Community with qualified Doctors and Nurses.

Following years of distinguished expertise and remarkable excellence in the freight forwarding and logistics industry, Mr. Eric Opah is an outstanding fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Logistics, and a Fellow, Nigerian Ports and Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria.

Mr. Opah has many awards to his credit, one is ABIA YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR, 2016 and powered by KINGFISHER KREATIVE MEDIA, publishers of newsmirrorng.com and COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS IN ABIA ( CCSGA)

Mr. Eric Opah is married to Mrs. Christiana Opah and they are blessed with lovely children.

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