Africa-focused oil group Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC, has announced the appointment of Emeka Onwuka as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Executive Director of the Company, joining the Seplat Board with effect from August 1, 2020.
Mr Onwuka has over 30 years’ experience in financial services within Sub-Saharan Africa. He has had an executive role in major financial institutions in Nigeria where he served as a former Group Managing Director /chief executive officer of Diamond Bank Plc and a former Chairman of Enterprise Bank Limited.
Mr Onwuka is a Partner at Andersen Tax Nigeria and holds various Board positions as Chairman; FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited; Director FMDQ Holdings Limited; Director, Ecobank Nigeria Limited; and Director, Bharti Airtel Nigeria.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and holds an MBA from the University of Benin. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He has attended executive programs at the Lagos Business School, Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School.
Mr Onwuka will replace Roger Brown who had earlier been announced as a replacement to the company’s outgoing chief executive, Austin Avuru.
An indigenous Nigerian oil and gas exploration and production company with a strategic focus on Nigeria, Seplat is listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Nigerian Stock Exchange.