Onochie Azubike ANYAOKU was born on 19th September, 1955 in Obosi, within the Idemili Local Government Area of Anambra State. He completed his primary and Secondary education in St Andrews Central School Obosi (1966) and  Merchants of Light Secondary School, Oba (1973), respectively. Thereafter, he successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos in 1978. Subsequently, he took up an enginerring professional career with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, in 1979 and rose to the position of Group Executive Director, Refineries before retiring into private engineering life. Concurrent with these he served actively in the Chemical Engineering Society, State Government and Community.

Onochie Anyaoku’s over forty years of meritorious and fulfilling cutting edge experience in the energy, oil and gas industry covering the entire value chain has earned him a specialty in Refinery & Petrochemicals sector and Bio Fuels development and deployment. His career has been accentuated with several significant professional achievement and awards within Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He successfully rose from plant operating floor, process engineering and project management to breakthrough executive leadership in the oil and gas sector.


Accordingly, he has management and operating experience in:

o   Grass root refineries

o   Lubes refinery

o   Cat crackers

o   Hydro reformers

o   Refinery expansions

o   Revamps

o   Debottlenecking

o   Bio Fuels Development and deployment

o   Cogeneration Power Plants


In the interim, he worn the following awards


o   Best Chemical Engineer award for the year 1990

o   (Pinnacle Holdings Award) NSChE -1990

o   Registered member of COREN(Council of Registered Engineers)

o   Fellow award, Nigerian Society of Engineer 2002

o   Fellowship Award, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers 2003.

o   Group Managing Directors award: for revamping the Warri Refining & Petrochemical  Company Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit-1987

o   Best Unit Manager Award, Refineries & Petrochemical Directorate NNPC-1998

o   Distinguished Service Award By Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Delta Chapter 2001


Concurrently, he offered services as


1.      Board Member, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

2.      Board Member, Kaduna Refining & Petrochemical Company

3.      Board Member, Port Harcourt Refining Company

4.      Board Member, Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited

5.      Board Member, Hyson/Calson Limited




1.      Anambra State Good Governance Forum

2.      Obosi development Union

3.      Anambra ReBirth

4.      Former Honorary Adviser on Petroleum to Governor, Anambra State


Professionally, he is


1.  Fellow, Nigerian society of Engineers

2.  Fellow, Nigerian society of Chemical Engineers

3.  COREN Registered R 11,436


He is currently the Deputy National President and President Elect of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers.

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