Mr Uche Orji - Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director

  • Mr. Orji is the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority. He brings a wealth of global experience in the financial services sector to his role as MD/CEO.
  • He joined NSIA as CEO in October 2012, from Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS Securities, where he was Managing Director in the New York branch of its Equities Division.
  • Prior to his UBS experience, Mr. Orji spent six years at JP Morgan in London, 2001-2006, rising from the position of Vice President to Managing Director within the Equities Division.
  • Prior to JP Morgan, he worked for Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London, 1998-2001, as an Analyst/Portfolio Manager.
  • His first banking financial industry experiences were at Diamond Bank Plc., Lagos and Arthur Andersen, Lagos.
  • Mr. Orji studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, graduating in 1990. He also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998.

Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli – Executive Director/ Chief Risk Officer


  • Mrs. Ojekwe-Onyejeli joined NSIA following a distinguished tenure as Director and Head of Operational Risk & Control at Barclays covering Emerging Markets and Africa.
  • She served as Vice President and Head of Quality Assurance, Africa at Citibank with direct oversight of the enterprise risk and control environment in 14 countries across Africa.
  • She had a decade-long career at professional services firms Arthur Anderson and KPMG in Nigeria and South-Africa, providing financial advisory and business assurance services.
  • Mrs. Ojekwe-Onyejeli was a Federal Government of Nigeria Scholar, and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria Prize Winner. She is a qualified Chartered Financial and Tax Accountant, who holds a first degree in Chemistry from the University of Lagos.
  • She possesses an M.B.A from Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Mr. Hanspeter Ackermann, CFA – Executive Director/ Chief Investment Officer


  • Mr. Ackermann joined NSIA in August of 2013. He brings over 30 years of investment experience with him.
  • From 2010 to 2013 he was Assistant General Manager at Samba Capital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he performed as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management. He was responsible for managing an asset pool of approximately US$10 billion invested across multiple asset classes.
  • Prior to Samba Capital, he was co-founder and Principal of Monteverdi International Management LLC, in New York, USA.
  • Mr. Ackermann joined Deutsche Bank in 1996 until 2004 where he was President and Managing Director of Deutsche Bank Investment Management Inc. in New York. He served as CIO and senior portfolio manager for several closed-end mutual funds listed at the New York Stock Exchange.
  • From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Ackermann also served as President and Managing Partner of Eiger Asset Management, New York.
  • He was Managing Director and CIO, and as Senior Portfolio Manager built the institutional fund management business for Swiss Bank Corporation (UBS) in New York from 1983 to 1993.
  • Mr. Ackermann began his career with Banque de L’Indochine et Suez in Paris, France.
  • He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the Handelsschule Kaufmaennischer Verein in Basel, Switzerland. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).