Ukpeme Akpan Okon is a leader, lawyer, arbitrator, mediator, charismatic speaker and creative author of award- winning The Values String: A book on Transitional Life, Compelling Fulfillment, and Profound Peace.
She is the Founder of Guild of Adjudicators in Nigeria (GAIN), and the Pioneer Coordinator of Justice, Development and Peace Commission of the Catholic Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles, Abuja. She has held other leadership positions.
Ukpeme is a member of Women, Peace and Security Network. She is a former Assistant General Secretary of International Federation of Women Lawyers, Abuja Branch. She has served on the Zero Draft sub-committee of Non—Governmental Organization / United Nations Convention on the Status of Women.
Ukpeme is a past Secretary of the Abuja Chapter — Nigeria Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and was one of the 5 signatories to an application to establish the Abuja Chapter. She is a member of other organizations.
Ukpeme was awarded the title "Ambassador for Peace" by the Universal Peace Federation. Ukpeme has been writing since her childhood days. She recalls writing instructional notes as a child, and still has those writings.
Ukpeme is an awardee and desirous of leaving a legacy of peace, time consciousness, organizational excellence, team work and meritorious leadership. These are qualities she exhibited from ten years of age. She has held leadership positions from when she was a teenager, until now.
After successfully acting as a mediator in a protracted difficult situation, she was referred to as "Peace Maker" This, and other related circumstances led to her determination to help people lead peaceful, transformational, fulfilled lives.
Ukpeme is a Rotarian and enjoys peacebuilding, music, dancing, volunteering, travelling, culinary art, mental wellness, and nature. She is married, with children.