Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange
Mr. Oscar N. Onyema is the Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE” or “The Exchange”), an institution that services the largest economy in Africa and champions the development of Africa’s financial markets.
At a regional and international level, Mr. Onyema was the immediate past President of African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) and also sits on the London Stock Exchange Group Africa Advisory Group (LAAG), as well as the Thomson Reuters Africa Advisory Network. He has served as a member of World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on the Future of Financing and Capital.
Mr. Onyema’s remarkable achievements have earned him numerous recognitions such as the Forbes Magazine Top 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa in 2015 and the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (“OON”) from the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2014.
Prior to relocating to Nigeria, he started his Wall Street career at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in 1997; served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at American Stock Exchange (AMEX), which he joined in 2001; and ran the NYSE AMEX equity business, after the merger of NYSE Euronext and AMEX in 2008.
Mr. Onyema is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program), The Wharton School (Board of Directors Development Program) and INSEAD (International Directors Programme). He has an MBA from Baruch College, New York and a BSc from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) in the UK, and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 qualifications in the United States.