Elder Etop Akpannyah, the Director of Marketing, AKBC, was born on December 12 to the Christian family of Chief Jacob Akpan Nyah of Nto Essien Akan, Nsiak, in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication from the University of Uyo.
He began his Civil Service career with Cross River Television which later on the creation of Akwa Ibom State became Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation. He has risen in rank to The position of Director Marketing. In his career line, he has attended several workshops and seminars and belongs to professional organizations Elder Etop Akpannyah is of the Methodist Church Nigeria and is a believer. He has held several positions of responsibilities in the church both at the local and national levels.

Some of the bodies he holds membership are:
1 .The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
2. The Advertising Practitioners’ Council of Nigeria (APCON)
3 An awardee of the UN POLAC Justice For Peace

Elder Etop Akpannyah is happily married and the marriage is blessed with three lovely children.