Dr Tony Chukwueke


Dr Tony Chukwueke is Director of Energy and Natural Resources at Heirs Holdings.

Chukwueke role is to identify opportunities across the mineral and energy value chain.

Chukwueke holds a first degree in Physics, a Masters in Applied Geophysics and a PhD in Geology.

He has over 36 years experience in the energy industry in Nigeria and internationally, having served at various times as Chief Geophysicist, Value and Portfolio Manager, and Business Development Manager Africa at Shell companies in Nigeria and the UK.

Between 2004 and 2009, Chukwueke was Adviser to the Minister and then Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources where he initiated reforms to production sharing contracts and fiscal arrangements in offshore leases.

Chukwueke is responsible for all oil and gas activities of the corporation including the operation of OPL 281 in the Niger Delta, and the acquisition of power generation projects in Nigeria.

In addition, Chukwueke also has responsibility to implement the Imo Refinery Project in the heart of South Eastern Nigeria.

Transcorp Energy Limited is the oil, gas and power subsidiary of Transcorp Plc, one of Nigeria’s largest conglomerates.

Prior to appointment to Transcorp Energy, Dr Tony Chukwueke also serves as Chairman, Imo Refinery and Petrochemical Project.


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