Ambrosie Bryant Chukwueloka Orjiako
Seplat Petroleum Development Company
A.B.C. Orjiako, a co-founder of Seplat, was appointed as a director on 14 December 2009 and as Chairman on 3 March 2010. After obtaining an M.B.B.Ch. degree in 1985 from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria, Dr Orjiako trained as a General Surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, and later sub-specialised in orthopaedic and trauma surgery and became a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 1996. Whilst still practicing at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr Orjiako established and managed various companies in the upstream, downstream and services sectors of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. These include Abbeycourt Trading Company Limited (with which he traded crude oil and refined petroleum products with, amongst others, Glencore UK Limited), Abbeycourt Energy Services Limited, Zebbra Energy Limited and Shebah Exploration and Production Company Limited. He also has other business interests in construction, real estate development, pharmaceuticals and shipping. Dr Orjiako went into full-time business in 1996 after eleven years of active medical practice. He co-founded Seplat in 2009 and became the Chairman, spearheading new business development and fundraising as well as providing leadership on strategy and stakeholder relationships. He is also the chairman of Neimeth Pharmaceutical International plc, which is listed on the NSE, and a director of MPI, which is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris.
Focus on pharmaceuticals and shipping