Prince Nicholas Ugochukwu Okoye

Former Founding Group Executive Director, Transcorp Plc, Former CEO NITEL, President/ CEO Anabel Group

Nicholas Okoye is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Anabel Group Inc, the group includes Anabel Mobile Limited, Nigeria’s pioneer tier one Manufacturer of Smart Mobile Devices, online portals and data platforms, Anabel Capital, Advisor and capacity building Consultant to the Central Bank of Nigeria. Anabel Technology specializes in developing applications that allow groups, associations and corporations to share work reports off site and integrate solutions from anywhere in the World. A special platform called “Anabel School Report” has been developed for the Education sector which is connecting schools and allowing state Education Authorities to review school performances and student results from anywhere in the World. The Group also includes Anabel Leadership Academy which is registered in the United States but focused on developing Leaders in Nigeria. The Academy is Nigeria’s pioneer Leadership and Professional Talent Development Training and Capacity Building Institution, and it presently drives and manages and promotes the annual Nigerian Leadership Summit. Some of the Academy’s clients include the Standing Committees of The National Assembly, Oil and Gas Corporations, The Central Bank and the Imo State Government. Anabel Entertainment is the Nation’s first developer of targeted Entertainment Real Estate with sites and development planned in several cities across Nigeria to address the fast growing Entertainment industry by providing Studios, Cinemas, and Entertainment Centers.

Nicholas Okoye is the founding Group Executive Director and the first Leader of the pioneer Executive team that set up the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria’s first home grown conglomerate, involved in Oil, Gas, Hospitality and Agriculture. At Transcorp, Nicholas was responsible for rising over $1 billion USD in less than twelve months which was recorded and still is, one of Nigeria’s most successful capital raising exercises till date. Nicholas drove the acquisition of several Oil Blocks, the Transcorp Hilton (The Nation’s premiere Hospitality Property) and NITEL the Nation’s state owned Telecommunications Conglomerate. He provided Leadership for the Executive Management Team for NITEL as post acquisition CEO during the Transition. Nicholas joined Transcorp Plc from the Nigerian Stock Exchange where he served as the Head of Strategy from 2001 to 2005. Nicholas was responsible for designing initiatives to expand the investment coming into the Nigerian Capital Market; he managed and directed several international investment road shows around the World for the Nigerian Stock Exchange, his efforts helped to open up Nigeria’s Capital Markets as an International Investment destination, for several International Fund Managers and Nigerians in Diaspora. To his credit, His efforts and those of the Management Team of the Nigerian Stock Exchange at that time saw to the substantial increase in listed companies from 2002 to 2006, including expanding the access to Capital for many home grown entrepreneurs such as Dangote Industries which unbundled their group and listed several of the Group’s Companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in many diverse areas including Cement, Sugar, and Salt. Nicholas joined the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2001 from the United States of America where he was a Financial Consultant with, Merrill Lynch one of the World’s most prestigious and reputable Investment Banks at that time, based in Boston Massachusetts.

In 2005 Nicholas was nominated as one of the top forty Nigerians “under forty” by Nigeria’s leading News Papers. He was also nominated twice, first in 2006 and then 2008 as one of the top five most innovative young Executives in Nigeria by one of the Country’s leading New Papers, ThisDay, at its annual Thisday Awards ceremony. Nicholas gave a key note lecture to participants of the executive course number 26 at The National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies; Nigeria’s premiere Institution for Policy makers and public servants in September of 2005. In addition Nicholas gave a key lecture on Nigerian Investment Strategy to senior Military Officers and Army Generals at the National Defense College in 2005.

Nicholas was educated at the Anambra State University of Technology where he gained a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Micro Biology and Genetic Engineering. He has participated in extensive higher educational programs including Executive Educational courses at Harvard Business School and London Business School. He is married with three children.

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Founding Organization

  • Anabel Leadership Academy

Supporting Organizations

  • Central Bank of NigeriaCentral Bank of Nigeria
  • Nest OilNest Oil
  • Diamond Bank PlcDiamond Bank Plc
  • Heritage BankHeritage Bank
  • CSCS NigeriaCSCS Nigeria

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  • Guardian NewspaperGuardian Newspaper
  • Nigeria Info FMNigeria Info FM

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