CHAIRMAN'S PROFILE AND STATEMENT
Dr I.I. Nnubia (KSM)
Chairman & Group MD/CEO
Dr. Ignatius Ihechukwudere Nnubia (KSM) (Ezeanowayi), who is the Chairman and Group Managing Director/Chief Executive officer of ANNIG AND NOWAS GROUP LIMITED, exudes a personality that can be said to have defied comprehensive assessment. This is largely because as the saying goes, he has a hand in every pie. He was born the first child of Chief Oliver Obodoekee and Mrs. Eucharia Nnubia.
Born in 1962, in Port Harcourt, River State, with a modest beginning, Chief Nnubia as he is known today, has for more than twenty years stamped an authority and name on the oil sector of the harsh economic climate of Nigeria.
Dr. I. I. Nnubia had his primary education at Ubahu Primary School, Ihembosi, between 1972 to 1977. He later attended both Ukpo Boys Secondary School and Okija Grammar School between 1977 and 1982. Dr. Nnubia read Accountancy between 1997-2004 at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, and graduated with Second Class Honours.
His childhood development was marked by a unique sense of independent mindedness and noticeable leadership traits, as he was most often dictating and directing his peers, and all consenting with little or no dissent.
As fate will have it, his independent mindedness informed his desire to go into business early in life, as an entrepreneur. Thus, in 1987, he founded the ANNIG AND NOWAS GROUP LIMITED, which started as a petroleum marketing company. Today, the company has diversified into various business facets. They include Eye-Gy Mineral Resources Industries Limited, Calis International Limited, Nowas Oil and Allied Products Limited, and Nowas-Group Holdings Inc. USA, which has its operational base in Houston Texas U.S.A.
Being an adventurous person, he made forays into the banking sector, which saw him establishing and managing two formerly addressed community banks, namely, IHEMBOSI COMMUNITY BANK and ANYA COMMUNITY BANK. With the current restructuring of the banking sector by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), he relinquished his chairmanship of the Ihembosi Community Bank, but maintaining his shareholding. Also in line with the new policies of the Central Bank, he successfully transformed the Anya Community Bank into Anya Microfinance Bank Ltd.
Dr. Nnubia (KSM) has held numerous positions in public life. In the year 2000, he became the Special Adviser (SASD) to the National president of Independent Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN). His enviable record while holding this office, effortlessly, earned him the powerful post of the IPMAN National Secretary, which tenure ended recently. He is currently the leader of the South East Caucus of IPMAN. Dr. I. I. Nnubia (KSM) also sits on the board of Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) PLC, as a director. He was also the corporate guarantor during the acquisition and formation of IPMCL that transformed into NIPCO PLC.
For his numerous and abundant skills in the forays of business, both individually and in corporate setting he was recognized in the year 1997 by the PACIFIC CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, CALIFORNIA, USA, which awarded him the prestigious Doctorate Degree in Business Administration.
In his home community, Ihembosi, his love for his fatherland and commitment to improving the lot of the people, caught the attention of the traditional ruler of the town, HRH Igwe I. C. Okolie (Ezeakpaka of Ihembosi), who in agreement with his Igwe-in-council conferred on him the chieftaincy title of ANYA IHEMBOSI in 1998. Perhaps the invitation of the Ihembosi Community to lead her as the town union President in 2003 was to put another beautiful feather on the cap of this illustrious son of the town.
As a practicing Catholic, his piety and numerous work of charity caught the attention of both the clergy and laity and the reward was his induction into the Catholic order of Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM) in 1995.
As a practical social engineer, Dr. Nnubia belongs to numerous social clubs and infact was the past immediate president of Ichaka Cultural & Sports Club, Ozubulu.
A well knowledgeable man who believes in the dictum of a sound mind in a healthy body, Dr. Nnubia takes out time to engage in sporting activities. He is a good lawn tennis player and can be found often at Enugu Sports Club, where he is the team manager, tennis section. Added to this, he is a patron of Rogenny Lawn Tennis Club, Oba, Anambra State, and a member of ANAMCO Club, Enugu.
Dr. Nnubia (KSM) is happily married to beautiful Lady Chioma Sylvia Nnubia. Lady Nnubia is also the Group Executive Director of Annig & Nowas Group Limited.
Also on the board of Annig & Nowas Group Limited is Mr. Chigozie Nnubia (Jnr). He is also a group Executive Director.
Dr. I. I. Nnubia (KSM) sees the Nigerian government's National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) as the lynch-pin on which the country's economic reform policies and programs can thrive. He therefore believes strongly that ANNIG & NOWAS GROUP LIMITED has a role to play in the support of NEEDS. He ensures that these roles are creditably played by the activities of the group of companies within the Mineral, Oil and Gas sector of our national economy.
Dr. Nnubia sees the future of the Oil and Gas sector in Nigeria as very bright. He believes and focuses in the strategy of building a very strong petroleum company that will last the test of time. The company is working tirelessly in ensuring the maximum satisfaction of its customers in her products delivery. He tells the company's customers that brighter days are ahead.
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