Uche Orji

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Uche Orji is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). He brings a wealth of global experience in the financial services sector in his role as pioneer Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the NSIA. He joined the NSIA as Chief Executive Officer 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 experience at UBS Securities, Mr Orji had spent 6 years at JP Morgan Securities in London, rising from the post of Vice-President to Managing Director within the Equities division. Prior to JP Morgan, he was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London, as Analyst/Portfolio Manager.

Mr Orji studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, graduating in 1990, and also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998. Prior to his Harvard MBA program, he worked at Diamond Bank Plc, Lagos Nigeria and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr Orji was a regular commentator for all major publications and also provided strategic advice to the management of companies such as Intel Electronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments. He also advised several global portfolio management firms and Sovereign Wealth Funds in his role as global coordinator in the Equities Division. He has co-authored more than 200 research pieces in the Semiconductor sector and broader technology investment sectors.