ORJI, Bernard Obu

Date of Birth: Monday (Afo) 11"' October, 1954 State of Origin: Abia Local Government Area: Ohafia Village/Town: Okagivvc Ohafia Hon Chief (Sir) Bernard Obu Orji who served as the Majority Leader. Abia State House ofAssembly was born on the 11"' October. 1954 and hails from Ndi Obu Compound Okagivve Ohafia in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. Dr. Obu is a medical practitioner by training and profession and distinguished himself as a Doctor with Human Face who added life to the practice of medicine and brought life to patients from far and wide. He vvas committed to the service of humanity and fell prompted to go into a Policy Making Body that would enhance his chances of continuing to help the masses. Ilis wife Dr. Mrs Elvian Orji who is also a human medical practitioner gave him a strong backing as both have been rendering honest and kind medical care to numerous patients and felt a political platform might offer greater chances of not only formulating policies but also implementing them for good of the people. Political Career Prior to this, he was Medical Director Ebem Hospital Ohafia • Joined Partisan Politics in 1993 • Contested the office of Chairmanship of Ohafia Local Government Area under the banner of the National Republican Convention ( NRC) • Joined National Centre Party of Nigeria ( NCPN) A party not well established in Abia State and hence made Dr Orji fail election into Abia State Ilouse of Assembly • Elected into Abia Slate House ofAssembly representing Ohafia South State Constituency • Chairman House Committee on Lands, Survey and Urban Planning • Active Member in other I louse Committees • One ofthe most educated and older members ofthe House of Assembly. • Majority Leader ofthe Stale House of Assembly. • A strong believer in the tenets of democracy Membership of Professional Associations • Many affiliations e.g. Member Nigeria Medical Association. Awards and Honours Distinguished Knight of St Mulumba ofthe Catholic Church (KSM) • Many Chieftaincy titles. Hon Dr(Sir) Orji is married to Dr(Mrs) Elvina Orji.a consultant Physiotherapist at the federal Medical Centre Umuahia and they are blessed with two sons and three daughters. ORJI, Herbert Onyekvvere State of Origin: Abia Local Government Area: Ohafia Contact Address: Summer Guaranty and Trust, Company Pic Victoria Lagos. (LSDPC Building Adeola Odeku) Dr Herbert Orji isasenior national and International Banking and Finance Professional with many years ofadvanced diversified managerial experience in Commercial/Corporate/Investment Banking. Financial Engineering, modern Management and Business/Marketing Development in Nigeria. Ghana. Ivory Coast. Republic of South Africa. United Kingdom and theUSA. Hehas a proven track record ofaccomplishments in Banking. Finance. Management. Capital Markets.( Issuing House. Stock Broking and Portfolio Management) venture capital, project management, including financial and operating leases, oil and gas. mining and telecommunications financing. He isactive insustainable national and international business relationships with senior economic business and public sector leaders.. He hasa quality ofstrong team building and successful management problem solving experience and a discrete advocacy experience with strong written and verbal communication skill. Education • Ngwa High School Aba. Division One 1962 1966 • Government Secondary School Owerri 1967- Interrupted by Nigerian/Biafra War Howard University Washington D.C. B.A. (Hons Cum Laude ) Mathematics and Economics 1970 1973 • Three Graduate Courses in Corporate Finance, Management and Marketing in I973( Fall Semester) at George Washington University. Washington DC, • Corporate Finance II. Organisational and Management and Business Economics 1973-1974 ( Winter Semester) University of Eastern Michigan 1974 1975 Distinction in MBA in Finance and Operation Research. • Union Institute Graduate School, Union Institute and University of Cincinnati, Ohio PhD 1975 - 1979 January April 1989. Harvard Universily Graduate School ofBusiness Administration, Boston Massachusetts, for PMD, Executive Programme on Finance, Managemenl, Controls. Marketing System (IT) Diploma inComputer Operations and Programming COBL. FORTRAN, PRG, Languages from May-August 1970 • Summer Sessions at the International Tabulating Institute Washington DC • Additional Middleand Senior Management Course ( function Specific and General Management) with Rothschild Bank Ltd London - renamed AMEX Bank London since 1976 Bonque de Paris London. Bankers Trust. New York. Advanced Credit Course in 1979. Bank of England Course in 1982. Shorter Senior and General Management Courses and Conferences ( average of twice a year) in major institutions of higher learning and banks, in Nigeria. US. UK, Ivory Coast, Egypt and South Africa from 1983 present. Membership of Professional Bodies • Elected with twenty-one years successful experience in addition with the required academic and professional background. Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) London UK 1994 Associate Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS) Lagos Nigeria having passed all 3 part final Examinations from Jan-Nov 1996 Fellow. Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria Fellow. Chartered Institute of Bankers UK Member. American Management Associations Member. Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers Nigeria Fellow. Royal Commonwealth Society London Charter Member and Board Member. African Business Round Table President and Chairman of Council. African Banking and Finance Association Member. Board ofAdvisors. Member. Board of Directors and Membership Secretary. Later Treasurer Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria Member. Old Imo State Consultative Assembly 1984 1987 Member. Bankers Committee Central Bank of Nigeria 1985 1991 Member . National Executive Council Chartered Institute ofBankers Nigeria 1986 1991 Member. Board of Governors. Financial Institutions Training Centre Lagos 1987 1990 Chairman . Research and Trust Ltd Director, International Wireless Incorporated. Houston Texas USA and NASDAQ-quoted PRODLGY Inc. Director/Member of Governing Council ofthe Industrial Training Fund, a Federal Government of Nigeria Industrial Capacity Building Fund Jobs and Work Experience • At present. Chairman / CEO. Summer Guaranty and Trust Company Pic( SGTC)-Member of Nigerian Slock Exchange: he leads the Board Management officers and staff in providing the best possible professional services in Investment Banking. Issuing House, Stock Broking. Portfolio Management. Financial Advisory and Specialized Economic Consulting, Commercial Lending Syndication. Financial and EconomicAdvocacy, Consultancy Services, to high net- worth individuals, national and multinational development banks, e.g. ADB. World Bank/IMF/MIGA. Governments and Private Corporations. SGTC a full dealing member of the Nigerian Stock E.xchange. is also licensed by Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN) • Dr. Orji's SGTC has managed and is committed to notable capital markets issuance as an Issuing House. Stock Brokerage Firm and as a Financial Advisor. Notable Firms and organizations that have benefited from the services of SGTC in recent past include African Development Insurance Company ( AD1C) 1993 Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund ( NSIFT) 1994 Blackstone Asset Management Trust (BAMT) 1996 Business In Africa ( BIA) The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) November 2000 Nigeria Telecommunications Ltd ( NITEL) April 2002 African Growth and Opportunity ACT ( AGOA) 1996 Part-time Lecturer and Resource Person at Department of Finance Lagos Business School 1994 2001 Affiliated as a Consultant/Adviser with Emerging Markets Advisors Inc USA July 1991 June 1993 One Time Managing Director/CEO. Progress Bank Nigeria Pic Central Office Lagos July 1985 July 1991. Progress Bank Pic won the Best Managed State BankAward I July 1991. and on his voluntary disengagement, handing over cash and marketable securitiesof N835 million Naira and a total Loan Portfolio of N187 million Naira as at June 30,h 1991. United Bank for Africa Pic Lagos as General Manager III and eventual promoted to General Manager II. 1981 having had series of on-thejob training in Branch Banking and Area Management. 2nd Vice President. Corporate Banking and Project Finance. American Express Bank Corporation. New York 1979 1980 Assistant Treasurer of above listed Bank 1977 1979 Manager Commercial Accounts 1976 Executive Trainee Management Training Programme 1975 1976 Computer Systems Programmer. Riggs National Bank 1973 1974 Financial Analyst to People Drugs Corporation. June-November 1973 CVS Drugs Corporation Alexandria. Nigeria. USA As and Undergraduate in the tri-state area of Washington DC. Maryland and Virginia, he had opportunity of meaningful part-time and summeremployment in the following companies- Security Guard with Brinks International. Credit Clerk with Woodvvord and Lothrop, Insurance Salesman with Mutual of Omaha. Boxing Coach with Young Men Christian Association YMCA Washington D.C. Construction Assistant with Robert Hayes Associates. Stock Clerk with People Drug Company . Inc. (now CVS) Academic Professional Honours • Tract and Shield Scholarship. Howard University Washington DC USA 1971- 1972 • Academic Scholarship and Dean's List Howard Universily Washington D.C USA 1971 -1973 • Junior Fellow Michigan US. 1974 1975 • American Express Gold Medal 1980 Best Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the YearAward 1980- 1981 • Federal Government Patent Number RP 5286 for the invention of absentometer. an industrial time measuring device. Dr Herbert Orji is good at Tract and Field. Swimming. Squash and golf.
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