Uche Orji


Uche Orji is the Managing Director and CEO of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

Orji is a highly experienced global financial services professional.

Orji joined the 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 experience at UBS Securities, Orji had also spent 6 years at JP Morgan Securities in London, from 2001-2006, rising from the post of Vice President to Managing Director within the Equities division.

Prior to JP Morgan, Orji was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London from 1998 to 2001, as an Analyst and Portfolio Manager.

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 completing his Harvard MBA programmme, Orji worked at Diamond Bank Plc, Lagos Nigeria and Arthur Andersen & Co.

Orji also embarked on his National Youth Service Corp programme in Bauchi.


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