Dr. ABC Orjiako

Seplat Energy Plc

Chairman & Co-Founder

Dr. ABC (Bryant) Orjiako is the Chairman and co-founder of Seplat Energy PLC, SEPLAT, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the London and Nigerian stock exchanges with strategic focus on Nigeria. Dr. Orjiako has steered the company, since its inception in 2009, to steadily emerge a global brand while attaining its remarkable growth aspirations. Under his watch, the company pioneered dual listing of its shares on the Nigerian and London stock exchanges in 2014. In recognition of the company’s achievements, SEPLAT won the Best Africa listing 2014 award by Africa Investors (Ai), “Mid-Cap Company of The Year 2014” award by the Oil and Gas Council and was named a “Global Growth Company 2014” by the World Economic Forum in 2014. Appointed into the London Stock Exchange’s LSEG Africa Advisory Group in 2016, Orjiako was one of the specially selected outstanding senior African business leaders and, the only Nigerian business leader chosen in the new group appointed to the new Africa Advisory Group. After obtaining an M.B.B.Ch. degree in 1985 from the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria, he trained as a General Surgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, and later sub-specialized in orthopaedic and trauma surgery and became a fellow of the West African College of Surgeons in 1996. He went into full-time business in 1996 after eleven years of active medical practice. Dr. Orjiako established and managed various companies in the upstream, downstream, and service industries of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. He is on the board of companies in multiple sectors and has other business interests in construction, real estate development, pharmaceuticals, and shipping. In recognition of his service to humanity and entrepreneurial achievements, he has received several laurels within and outside his country.

Sessions With Dr. ABC Orjiako

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Africa Upstream: Where will the investment go?

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    Pandemic disruption and energy transition pressures on corporate E&P strategies and financing will continue to challenge upstream project development in Sub-Saharan Africa. As international and local investors revise their strategies, the evolution of Africa’s upstream competitive landscape is accelerating. The governments that will be most successful in securing new investment will compete proactively in this dynamic and uncertain environment. How are the shifting dynamics affecting investment decisions in Africa’s upstream by key decision-makers from governments, investors, and finance?