Dave Umahi was born on July 25 1964 to Elder Joseph Umahi Nwaze and Margaret Umahi of Umunaga Uburu in Ohaozara Local Government Area, in Ebonyi State. He received his secondary education from Ishiagu High School and the Government Secondary School of Afikpo. He proceeded to Anambra State University of Science and Technology for his higher education where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in 1987. While in Anambra State University of Science and Technology, he was elected into the students’ parliament as a Senator representing the Engineering Faculty. He was also Chairman and CEO of the following companies: Brass Engineering & Construction Nig Ltd, Focus Investment Nig. Ltd, and Osborn La Palm Royal Resort Ltd until March 2011, when he resigned his position to pursue his political ambition as the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State. In May 2015, Dave Umahi contested in the gubernatorial elections under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and emerged winner, to become the Governor of Ebonyi State.