A Paragon Of Financial Stewardship:  Charting Nigeria’s Economic Ascendancy, Global Asset Leadership 

GOOD Fellows AWARD Recipient, 2023
GOOD Fellows #2023

“Uche Orji’s trajectory in the spheres of global finance and Nigerian economic fortification is nothing short of monumental. His commitment to economic growth and his adept leadership at NSIA illuminate the spirit of the GOOD Fello&s A&ards. His guiding hand in Nige­ria’s sovereign wealth sphere echoes the initiative’s emphasis on global fiscal prudence and robust financial leadership.”

Lakshmi Narayanan,
Chairman, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Uche Orji is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and has served in this capacity since inception of the Authority. He brings over three decades of global experience spanning banking. asset manage­ment and financial services to the leadership of the Authority. In addition to his role as MD & CEO, NSIA. he serves on the Boards of the Infrastructure Credit Guaran­tee Company Ltd (lnfraCredit) as Chairman, and Non-ex­ecutive Director at the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), Family Homes Funds Ltd (FHFL), NG Clearing Ltd and Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC). 

Prior to leading the NSIA, he worked in various organiza­tions including; UBS Securities, New York, where he was a Managing Director and Global Coordinator of Semicon­ductor Equities Research; JP Morgan Securities, London, where he was a Vice President and later Managing Direc­tor within the Equities Division and Analyst in charge of European Semiconductor Equities Research; Goldman Sachs Asset Management where he was an Executive Director serving as Analyst/Portfolio Manager covering chemicals and telecommunication equipment sectors, as well as co-manager of Global Technology Fund and pan-European equities fund. Preceding his international work experience, he had served as the Acting Financial Controller at Diamond Bank Pie (now part of Access Bank Pie), Nigeria, and started his career in the audit group of Arthur Andersen & Co. He completed his National Youth Service in Bauchi, where he worked at the Nige­ria Industrial Development Bank, NIDB (now Bank of Industry).

As an analyst, he advised leading global asset manag­ers, ranking #1 in Europe and top 3 in the United States according to Institutional Investors Magazine All-Equities Analyst Ranking. As part of his sector coverage, he provided strategic advice to the Manage­ment of leading companies such as Intel Electronics, Nvidia, ASML, Philips Electronics, AMO and Texas Instruments; and as global coordinator covered global companies such as Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Nikon, Canon and Hynix. He has authored/co-authored hundreds of research papers in the Semiconductor sector as well as the broader technology investment sectors and was a regular commentator on the tech­nology sector on all major news media.

Uche studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, graduating in 1990, and subsequently obtained an MBA from Harvard Busi­ness School in 1998.