Mr Michael Eleonu Anwuri was born on October 24th 1954 in Ndele, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Married with three children, Mr Michael Anwuri, is a 1977 Mathematics and Computer Science graduate who obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) Finance degree in 1980 and a Post Graduate Diploma degree in Computer Science in 1998 all from the same institution – University of Lagos, Lagos.
With the aim to work in an organization where resourcefulness, integrity and leadership are required at senior Management Level, he has a continuous 25 years working experience in the banking sector specializing in merchant and commercial banking in Nigeria with four financial institutions, which include Union Merchant Bank Limited, Commercial Bank of Africa limited, NAL Merchant Bank Ltd, and International Merchant Bank.
He had an extensive career in lending and transactional activities in a commercial bank and overseeing treasury and banking operations, and the head of division in charge of Credit Department and Corporate Banking Department of a Merchant Bank for a period of 8years.
In course of his career he has undergone trainings and attachment work and they include, Investment Banking and Corporate Finance Course at the prestigious New York institute of Finance, New York, USA; Global Credit attachment work experience at the American Express Bank Head office in New York, USA and Basic Credit Management (attachment) at Grindlays Bank now ANZ Bank in Bombay, India. On the 18th of December, 2015 he assumed office as the Commissioner for Power Rivers State. He is well travelled within and outside the Nigeria and indeed the continent.