ORJIAKO, Dr. Ambrosie Bryant Chukwueloka (A.B.C)

Born October 1, 1960

Calabar, Cross River State


Dr. Orjiako (fondly called A.B.C) is an internationally renowned businessman who has brought his wealth of experience and impressive business savvy and acumen to bear successfully on companies in both the upstream and downstream sectors of the Oil Industry while providing leadership and direction as chairman or board member of some of Nigeria’s foremost blue chip companies.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse Henrietta Orjiakor
State of Origin: Umuchima, Uli, Ihiala LGA, Anambra State
Father's Name Chief Daniel Obiesie Orjiakor (Late)
Mother's Name Mrs Rebecca Orjiakor (Late)

Dr. Orjiakor has Four Children

Profession Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon , Businessman , Philanthropist
Working Experience

Chairman/CEO, Ordec Investments Group Ltd Lagos; Chairman/CEO, Zebbra Energy Ltd; Chairman/CEO, Shebah Explorations and Production Ltd; Chairman, Shebah Marine Services Ltd; Chairman/CEO, Abbeycourt Nigeria Ltd; Chairman/CEO, Abbeycourt Energy Services Ltd; Chairman/CEO, First Aries Petroleum Ltd; Chairman/CEO, Helko Marine Services Ltd; Non-Executive Chairman, Board of Directors, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals International Plc; Chairman, Sir Daniel Orjiako Memorial Foundation (DOMF); Director, Allenne Ltd; Director, Barrassie Holdings Ltd; Director, Berwick Nigeria Ltd; Director, Rook Investments Ltd; Director, MPI; Director, Etablissements Maurel et Prom; Board Member, Green Resources ASA; Director, Leadway Assurance Company Limited; Co-founder/ Non-Executive Chairman, SELPAT Petroleum Development Company Ltd, 2009-; Founding Member, London Stock Exchange Group’s Africa Advisory Group (‘LAAG’).

Previous Appointments:

– House Officer, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idiaraba, Lagos State, 1985-1986;

– (National Youth Service Corps), National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos State, 1986-1987;

– Senior House Officer (General Surgery), University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 1987-1988;

– Senior House Officer (Orthopaedic & Trauma), National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos State, 1988-1990;

– Junior Registrar (General Surgery), Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos State, 1991-1993;

– Senior Registrar (Orthopaedic & Trauma), National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos State, 1993-1996;


– Member, Nigeria Medical Association

– Fellow, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS), (Part 1) 1991-1993; Completed Orthopaedic/Trauma Residency and passed Part II of FWACS, April 1996

– Fellow, Nigeria Medical College of Surgeons (FNMCS)

– National President, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Igbobi, Lagos, 1994-1996. His activities as NARD President among other things included: Revenue Drive Committee (1992-1995). He raised funds for the association and procured computer for the Secretariat’s office. As the President of NARD, Igbobi, Lagos, he led the revival of the Branch and its participation in national issues. He was the facilitator of NARD 1994 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM was a great success and it afforded NARD International exposure leading to collaborative arrangement with New Jersey Medical School. Subsequently, a grand scientific workshop on Basic Trauma Life Support was held in Lagos with over 20 experts in attendance. More than 200 Medical Personnel were trained under the scheme. He led negotiation on new medical workers salaries in 1996.

– Board Member, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: Sacred Heart Primary School, Calabar, Cross River State; Holy Cross Primary School, Uli, Anambra State; Uli High School, Uli, Anambra State, 1972-1978; Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu, Enugu State, 1978 -1979; University of Calabar, (Medical School) Calabar, Cross River State, 1985; Havard Business School, 2004-2006.


Some of Dr Orjiakor’s award include:

– Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award by the Rotary Club of Awka

– Special Merit Award by Nigeria Medical Students Association

– Meritorious Award of Excellence from OHANAEZE Students Association

– Award of Excellence in Industry by University of Calabar Alumni Association, Lagos, 2000

– Special Award for Professional Attainment, Philanthropic Gestures and contributions to the Development of Anambra State from Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Anambra State Branch, 2000

– Member of Aka-lkenga amd OHANAEZE NDI IGBO Cultural Associations

– Papal Knighthood of the Order of St. Gregory the Great (KSGG) in recognition of his services to humanity and the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, in 2003

– Most distinguished Alumnus Award by the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, 2004

– Platinum Award of the West African College of Surgeons in 2006

– National Honours as an Officer of the Federal Republic (‘OFR’), conferred on him by the President of Nigeria in 2012

– The coveted Zik (Nnamdi Azikiwe) Prize in the Professional Leadership category by the Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (‘PPRAC’)

– African Business Executive of the Year by the Oil and Gas Council in 2014


– The Distinguished Alumnus Award and Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc. Honoris Causa) by the University of Calabar, Nigeria in 2001


Dr Orjiakor loves sports and was former chairman Rangers Football Club Enugu. He is good at Chess and Lawn Tennis.


Dr Orjiakor established the Daniel Orjiako Memorial Foundation (DOMF) back in 1996 in memory of his father. A non-profit and non-governmental body engaged in Philanthropic activities as well as sponsorship and award of scholarships to deserving indigent students. Over eight thousand pupils (8,000) are currently on a free primary education scheme of DOMF in Uli, Anambra State. Over two thousand students (2000) have benefited from the post-primary school scholarship awards. One hundred and twenty (120) university scholarships have already been awarded by DOMF in the areas of science, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture as well as civil, mechanical and petroleum engineering. The Foundation operates an employment programme for retired but active teachers in Uli, Anambra State. The DOMF also provides free health care services to the elderly and micro-credits to rural farmers, especially rural women.


Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
25A Lugard Avenue
Ikoyi, Lagos

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc
4th Floor
50 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5JH
United Kingdom


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