Mr. Emeka Onwuka joined Seplat in August 2020 as Chief Financial Officer, and brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services sector in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. He was the former Group Managing Director & CEO of Diamond Bank Plc and former Chairman Board of Directors, Enterprise Bank Limited. Mr. Onwuka was a Partner at Andersen Tax Nigeria until his appointment in Seplat.Mr. Onwuka received his B.Sc. 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 (FCA), a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT). He has attended executive programs at the Lagos Business School, Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School.
He holds the Nigerian National Honour, Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).
He brings to Seplat his extensive board experience as non-executive Director at several companies in the financial sector in Nigeria and West Africa including Chairman of the Board of FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited, FMDQ Holdings Limited, Ecobank Nigeria Limited and Bharti Airtel Nigeria and formerly First Atlantic Bank Ghana.
Mr. Onwuka began his professional career with Arthur Andersen Nigeria in 1988 as a Staff Assistant and left in 1992 as a Senior Consultant, providing accounting, audit, tax, business advisory and strategic services to companies in banking, oil and gas, manufacturing and general commerce.
At Diamond Bank, he successfully maneuvered the bank through the industry-wide consolidation and recapitalization challenges of 2004/2005 through private placements, listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the acquisition of Lion Bank Plc. He also expanded the bank into the West African sub region from Benin Republic to Senegal, Ivory Coast and Togo. He concluded a strategic partnership in 2007 with Actis and launched in 2008 a GDR offering on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).