Bassy Albert Akpan is the current senator representing A/Ibom West, he was born in the year 1973 in Ididep Usuk village, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State to Chief Robert Akpan.
He is a graduate of Economics from the University of Uyo.He earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He started his banking career in 1997 with United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc in Lagos.
In the year 1999 he became the manager, Corporate Banking Group at Continental Trust Bank at its Victoria Island Head Office in Lagos.
In the year 2003, he joined First Inland Bank Plc, and subsequently became a branch manager.
He won Best Performing Branch Manager in the South-South Region. He also later won the overall Best Performing Branch Manager of the Bank, Nationwide in the Mid-Year performance review during the 2004 financial year.
In November he joined First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB PLC) as Assistant Vice President.
He was appointed by Governor Godswill Akpabio as the Commissioner for Finance in the Akwa Ibom State Government that lasted till 2011.
In the year 2015, Bassey contested for the post of a senator and won the the contest. Accordingly, and was sworn in as a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on May 28, 2015.
He is married with four lovely children.