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Biography of Ndi OKEREKE -ONYUIKE

Nigeria > Finance : Ndi OKEREKE -ONYUIKE

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Born on 02/11/1950 (format : day/month/year)

Biography :

Ndi Okereke-Onyuike (b. November 2, 1950), She is unarguably the most influential woman in Nigeria's corporate world today. Perhaps, there is no better way of measuring her influence than the role she has been playing in Transnational Corporation of Nigeria, Transcorp, a mega firm with a target N66 billion capital base formed few years ago  with the strategic intent of pooling resources from some of Nigeria's richest businesses for investment in four core areas: oil and gas, agriculture, power, and information. With personalities like Festus Odimegwu, CEO, NB plc; Femi Otedola, president, Zenon Oil

As the Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Rivers State born Dr. Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke is the first female to ever hold this position. Saying she is brilliant is an understatement. Ndi is simply outstanding. Graduated magna cum laude (first class honours). With this honour she was nominated and selected for President Carter's executive exchange programme in the White House, Washington DC.

At the age of 23 she left for New York to further her studies. She was special assistant to ambassadors Edwin Ogbu and Leslie Harriman, permanent mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, commercial consultant (Africa and middle-east) African American institute, United Nations plaza 1976-77. Between 1978-82 she was the adjunct professor finance department New York City University. Exchange services manager systems consultant the New York stock exchange 1976-83. She is on the board of many leading companies in Nigeria.

Last update : 06/23/2008

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