Mr. Avuru, Ojunekwu Augustine

Vice chairman

Mr Avuru is the Founder and Executive Chairman of AA Holdings. A Geologist by training, he spent over 42years in the Nigerian oil and gas sector and was Managing Director of Platform Petroleum Limited and in 2010 became the pioneer CEO of Seplat Ltd, a company he co-founded. Under his leadership, Seplat was dually listed on the London Stock Exchange and Nigeria Stock Exchange. He retired as CEO of Seplat in 2020.

He is also the Chairman of AA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating social-economic change in education and health care.

He is a fellow and past President of the Nigerian  Association of Petroleum  Explorationists (NAPE), a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG, a ,member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE) and recipient of Aret Adams Award.

He is the author of  “Politics, Economics& the Nigerian Petroleum Industry’’ and co-author of “Nigerian Petroleum Business, A Handbook’’. He won the 2013 Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the year award in the Master class category for Nigeria & the West African Sub-region.

He has a B.Sc. (HONS) Geology, UNN, 1980 and has a Postgraduate Diploma (Petroleum Engineering), 1992. He is a Fellow Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (FNAPE).