Mr. Uche Orji is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). He joined the NSIA as pioneer CEO on October 2nd 2012, from Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS Securities, where he was Managing Director in the New York branch of its Equities division. Prior to his experience at UBS Securities,
Uche Orji had spent 6 years at JP Morgan Securities in London, from 2001-2006, rising from the post of Vice President to Managing Director within the Equities division. Prior to JP Morgan, Uche Orji was at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, London from 1998-2001, as Analyst/Portfolio Manager. He studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, graduating in 1990, and also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998. Prior to his Harvard MBA program, Uche Orji worked at Diamond Bank Plc., Lagos-Nigeria and Arthur Andersen & Co.
Mr. Orji was a highly ranked semiconductor analyst by both Institutional Investor Magazine and Thompson/Extel both in Europe and United States and in this role he provided strategic advice to large institutional asset management companies, as well as to the management of semiconductor companies such as Intel Electronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Samsung Electronics and Texas Instruments in his role as global coordinator of semiconductor research for UBS. He has authored several research pieces in the Semiconductor sector and broader technology investment sectors.