Mr. Dan Okeke has been appointed the Group Executive Director of family owned Nigerian investment company, Heirs Holdings. His appointment took effect from 1st August, 2020.
Mr. Okeke assumes the role having had a stellar career at the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) spanning three decades. In his capacity as the Executive Director of UBA, he led the consumer, commercial and public-sector businesses.
In his new role at Heirs Holdings, he shall be responsible for for business coordination and growth across Heirs Holdings’ portfolio of pan-African investments in the power, financial services, oil and gas, hospitality, real estate, healthcare, and financial technology sectors.
Mr. Okeke received an undergraduate degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Nigeria and an MBA (Finance) from Enugu State University of Science & Technology.
He is an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and has attended various local and international programmes, including the Competition and Strategy program at the Harvard Business School.
Heirs Holdings is a Pan-African investment company committed to improving lives and transforming Africa. Its portfolio includes companies in the power, oil and gas, financial services, hospitality, real estate, and healthcare sectors, operating in twenty-three countries worldwide.
The company is inspired by Africapitalism, an economic principle espoused by the the firm’s founder, Tony Elumelu. Africapitalism aims to make the private sector a prime catalyst for social and economic wealth creation in Africa.
Heirs Holdings invests for the long-term, bringing strategic capital, sector expertise, a track record of business turnaround success and operational excellence to companies we invest in. It has consistently achieved success across its portfolio of investments.
Regarding his appointment, Mr. Okeke stated: “I am delighted to take on this new challenge and look forward to contributing towards the fulfillment of Heirs Holdings’ objective of improving lives and transforming the Continent”.
Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, stated: “As we continue to grow in scale and complexity, Dan’s appointment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to institutionalisation. We have always recognised the need to invest in human capital. This announcement is a clear demonstration of our intent and determination to create sustainable value in all our business operations.” as he reacted to the appointment.