Emeka Offor was born on February 10, 1957, in Kafachan, Kaduna, Nigeria, to Mr and Mrs Benneth Offor. The Chrome Group of Companies, which he established in 1993 that includes investments in oil and gas, insurance, banking, power, logistics, hotels, telecommunications, and travel, is well recognized in Nigeria and across the continent.
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) was created by this business tycoon in 1993, at the same time as his conglomerate.
- Date Of Birth: February 10, 1957
- Home Town: Irefi Oraifite
- LGA: Ekwusigo
- State: Anambra
- Business interest: Oil and gas, insurance, power
Offor started his primary school education at the Eziukwu Elementary School and St. Michael’s Primary School in Enugu, Nigeria.
From there, he proceeded to the Merchant of Light School, and he then transferred to Abbot Boys High School, Ihiala, Anambra State.
On May 10, 2019, Offor got an honorary doctorate in entrepreneurship from Nnamdi Azikwe University.
How He Started First Business
Emeka started working with Rivways Lines Nigeria Ltd, an importer of bitumen goods, he became a transport clerk for this company that operates in Delta. He would later take the bold step to start his business.
Emeka Offor started delivering bitumen to large corporations like Julius Berger Nig. Ltd, Guffanti Nigeria Ltd, Fougerolle Nigeria Ltd, etc. in just two years.
It is well-known in countries like Nigeria, Switzerland, the US, and the UK. While domestic and international partners include China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Eniko Investment Services Nigeria Ltd, Cameron, Kaduna Consult Brazil, Divikom, USA, Yokogawa Europe, Liaoyang Steel Tube Co. Ltd, Rohde and Schwarz International, Huawei International, Dextron Group, Construction and Mining Services Inc.
- Nimek Investment Ltd,
- Inland Containers Nigeria Ltd,
- Blaze 91.5 FM,
- Kiss 99.9 FM,
- Starcrest Nigeria,
- Kingsbury Trading Ltd,
- Global Scan systems Limited (GSL),
- Interstate Electrics Limited are just a few of the Chrome Group’s many subsidiary companies.
- Kaztec Engineering Ltd
Involvement in Power Sector:
As a result of the privatisation of the power sector which birthed Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Emeka Offor was appointed as Chairman of EEDC.
Emeka Offor Philanthropy activities
Following are some of the charity deeds that can be attributed to this Nigeria philanthropist under the founder of Chrome Group of Companies founded Sir Emeka Offor Trust Fund Organization.
In 2006, it was registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act to help individuals become self-sufficient and independent.
Human capacity development, skill acquisition, small and medium-sized company (SME) formation, and cooperative societies are all priorities for the Foundation.
SEOF’s domestic programs and initiatives have impacted the lives of many Nigerians, including a Widows Cooperative Program, Youth Empowerment Program, Health Program, Education Program, Infrastructure Development Program.
They have also collaborated with organizations like Books for Africa and Rotary International in an effort to reach more people.
Awards And Recognitions:
The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion Knight of Saint Christopher.
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council, awarded the philanthropist of the year award to him in 2012.
2012 Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons Humanity Award was given out to Sir Emeka Offor.
Emeka Offor was awarded the Dr Alex Ekwueme Award of Excellence for his remarkable commitment to education in Nigeria and Africa via SEOF – 2012.
An award by the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), and the Rotary International (RI) awarded him the Eminent Service Award – 2013 for his efforts to eradicate polio and book contribution.
The net worth of Emeka Offor isn’t known, it is known that the wealthy man is sitting on assets worth several billions of dollars.