Chairman, Board of Directors

Olorogun O’Tega Emerhor

He studied accountancy at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, from where he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 1983. He was the recipient of many awards during his undergraduate years, including the Faculty Prize for the best final year student and the Lever Brothers’ Prize for Best Graduating Student, among others. He was awarded a Federal Government Scholarship in 1980 with which he completed his university education. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 after training with Price Waterhouse Coopers. He is an alumnus of the Institute of Management Development, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, and also attended a DC Gardner course in London and other courses at the Lagos Business School in Nigeria.

His professional career spans decades in the financial sector and includes working in various capacities at Citibank (then Nigeria International Bank), Fidelity Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, and Crystal Bank Plc. (later Standard Trust Bank, and now UBA Plc.), which he joined as General Manager and where later rose to MD/CEO. Emerhor was renowned as the youngest bank MD/CEO in the Nigerian banking industry in 1995. In 1998, he led investors to acquire Comet Merchant Bank, which later transformed to First Atlantic Bank Plc., where he served as Chairman. Emerhor was later appointed as Vice-Chairman of First Inland Bank Plc (which was later renamed FinBank Plc.), where he served as a director until February 2009.

Group Managing Director

Maxwell Esan

Maxwell a graduate of Electrical/electronic engineering with master’s degree in Micro-Processor and control engineering, he has numerous professional certifications including being INARTE certified and has serve at various managerial and executive positions of various organizations in America, Angola and Nigeria.

He was a Managing Partner with Intels Security and Communications Solution before he moved back to Nigeria as MD of X-clusive Technologies Ltd.

He is currently one of the International Advisers on Telecommunications integration standards to Polycom and Tandberg, he serves on the board of various organizations across Africa he is an executive director on the board of EmabelIndustrial Company and he is currently the Chairman Board of Trustees for  Initiative for entrepreneurship and talent advancement (IETA) and Africa Vision Development Initiative(AVDI). He is also an executive member of the National Security Advisory Board to various Presidents and Heads of State in Africa.

He has on numerous occasions being recognized globally and recently badge the award of Global Expert of the Year from the prestigious International Who’s who of professionals’ global body in Washington DC.

He was named West African Corporate Personality of the Year by the West African freelance journalist association in Jan 2020 and also badged the Humanitarian Service Award from the international human rights protection service in Florida USA.

He is currently the Group Managing Director of Connexion Group 

In fact, it is his bold, innovative, well thought out approach and exemplary leadership that drives the spirit of excellence in this fast-evolving and growing company.

Head of Business Development and General Manager Connexxion Energy Ltd

Lauretta Chinenye

A multi-skilled business analyst, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Oil, Gas & Energy Management, as well as an MBA from the University of Plymouth, UK.

Additionally, she is a Certified Life Coach from the Coaching Academy London and a Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner which is the world’s most popular best practice project management qualification. With her valuable experience working and consulting for several multinational organizations, she has been able to develop a brilliant vision for seeing, sizing and seizing new business opportunities to foster sustainable innovations and collaborations across various markets. She has been able to build a remarkable business relationship with many notable individuals, institutions, ministries, industries, NGO and Government Agencies.