Executive Management Team

Mr. Uche Orji - Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
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  • 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 Operating
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  • 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. Aminu Umar-Sadiq - Executive Director
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  • Mr. Umar-Sadiq has significant experience in investment banking, private equity and public finance, including his most recent role at the NSIA where he served as a Senior Vice-President.
  • Since joining NSIA, Mr. Umar-Sadiq has led the development, execution and management of critical domestic infrastructure projects in the agriculture, healthcare, motorways, real-estate and power sectors.
  • Prior to joining the NSIA, he worked in mergers and acquisitions at Morgan Stanley focused on the Energy and Utilities sectors. He also worked with Denham Capital Management, an oil and gas, mining, and power focused private-equity fund.
  • A Bauchi-State academic scholar, Aminu holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering Sciences from the University of Oxford.
  • He is an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, a Nigeria Leadership Initiative Associate and a Mandela Washington Fellow.