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Emeka Offor: Biography, Philanthropy And Net Worth Of The Chrome Group Chairman.

Emeka Offor

Emeka Offor is the founder and Chairman of The Chrome Group. He is a Nigerian businessman, an oil magnate, and a philanthropist.

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Emeka Offor Background

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Emeka Offor was born on the 10th of February 1957 to Mr and Mrs Benneth Offor in Kafachan, Kaduna, Nigeria. He hails from Irefi Oraifite in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria.

Offor had his primary education at Eziukwu Primary School in Aba, Abia State, and St. Michael’s Primary School at Ogbete, Enugu. On completing his primary education, he began his secondary education at Merchant of Light School, and subsequently moved to Abbot Boys High School, Ihiala, Anambra State.

On the 10th of May 2019, Offor received an honorary Doctorate Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Nnamdi Azikwe University. He is married and blessed with children.

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Emeka Offor Early Career

After Secondary school, Emeka Offor taught in his Alma Mata – Abbot Boys High School, but quit after a short while. He was convinced there were better opportunities for him outside his home town. Therefore, he left his village with his father’s former colleague – Pa Geoffrey Abadi to Warri, Delta State.

In Delta, he got a job as a transport clerk with Rivways Lines Nigeria Ltd – a company that imports bitumen products. While working with Rivways Lines, Pa Abadi encouraged him to learn the rudiments of the business. Subsequently, Pa Abadi helped Emeka in purchasing and supplying small quantities of bitumen to smaller companies.

In a space of two years, Emeka Offor started supplying bitumen to bigger companies like Julius Berger Nig. Ltd, Guffanti Nigeria Ltd, Fougerolle Nigeria Ltd, etc. He was successful in business because of his dedication, integrity, commitment and business acumen.

In 1985, Sir Emeka Offor knew it was time to expand, so he established Chrome Oil Services Limited in 1985. Chrome Oil Services Limited metamorphosed into The Chrome Group in 1994.

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The Chrome Group

Emeka Offor established The Chrome Group in 1994 in Abuja, Nigeria. The company currently employs over 800 people and it’s a leading multi-million dollar conglomerate with interests in oil and gas, power, logistics, insurance, broadcasting, and telecommunications. Chrome Group has a vision of becoming a leading world-class conglomerate.

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Partners Of The Chrome Group.

The company has a strong presence in Nigeria, Switzerland, United States and United Kingdom. The company’s international and local partners include China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, Cameron, Divikom, USA, Enikkom Investment Services Nigeria Ltd, Yokogawa Europe, Rohde and Schwarz International, Liaoyang Steel Tube Co. Ltd, Huawei International, Dextron Group, Kaduna Consult Brazil, Construction and Mining Service Inc.

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Subsidiaries of The Chrome Group

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Chrome Group has several subsidiary companies and they include Kaztec Engineering Ltd, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, Chrome Oil Services, Global Scan systems Technology Limited (GSTL), Inland Containers Nigeria Ltd, Nimek Investment Ltd, Blaze 91.5 FM, Kiss 99.9 FM, Starcrest Nigeria, Kingsbury Trading Ltd, Global Scan systems Limited (GSL), and Interstate Electrics Ltd.

Clients Of The Chrome Group

Its client base includes Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Addax Petroleum Development (Nigeria) Limited, Transmission Company of Nigeria, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), Federal Ministry of Finance, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), etc.

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Kaztec Engineering Ltd

The company is one of the fastest-growing engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) companies in Nigeria. Kaztec was established in 2005.

The company got its breakthrough project in 2007 when it received the engineering, procurement, and construction contract from Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) to construct a 24-inch diameter, 107-kilometer long gas pipeline that would be used in transporting gas to a gas-fired power plant in Calabar.

After completing the project satisfactorily, Kaztec was awarded another contract from the same company in 2009. This time, to rehabilitate and upgrade its gas metering facilities and perform integrity assessment tests on some of its existing gas pipelines.

Since then the company has completed several major projects in the country and received an ISO 9001:2008 Certification. Kaztec Engineering Ltd is also a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and Pipeline Professional’s Association of Nigeria (PLAN).

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Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC)

The Electricity Reform Act of 2005, birthed the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company with Emeka Offor as Chairman. EEDC has three core values: integrity, customer service, and performance. The company’s primary function is to adequately provide and market power supply in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo State.

Global Scan systems Technology Limited (GSTL)

GSTL is an indigenous company that provides its global clientele with petroleum, and allied products inspection services. The company has installed requisite laboratory and communications equipment that it uses to satisfy the diverse needs of its numerous clients.

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Nimek Investment Ltd.

The company is a Nigeria based investment holding company with dealings in real estate, banking, insurance, energy, and aviation.

Blaze 91.5 FM

Blaze FM is an independent commercial radio station that transmits on 91.5MHZ in the FM Band. The radio station is located in Oraifite, Anambra State, and it is equipped with a 10kw-FM transmitter and a dipole antenna mounted on a 750-foot mast. With Blaze FM’s standard equipment, the radio station covers most of the South-Eastern part of Nigeria.

Kiss 99.9 FM

99.9 KISS FM is an adult contemporary radio station that keeps its listeners up to date with news, current affairs, and community events. The station attends to listeners between the ages of 20 – 55, middle class to upper-income bracket, living in Abuja. KISS FM’s reception area covers Abuja and its immediate environs including Nasarawa, Kaduna, and Niger state.

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Starcrest Nigeria

The company intends to be a key player in the development and production of renewable and non-renewable energy resources. Starcrest Nigeria has interests in oil and gas exploration and production, bioethanol production and oil palm plantations. The company’s goal is to develop a long-term capacity in energy exploration and production in Nigeria and at the same time, maintain a long-term growth in its other business ventures.

Global Scan Systems Limited (GSL)

GSL is an international trade security and facilitation company with 100 per cent local content expertise. The company collaborates the effectiveness of a well-trained workforce with top-of-the-range technology to meet the needs of its clients while upholding best international practices.

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Kingsbury Trading Ltd

The company is involved in importing, exporting, and distributing crude oil, gas, petroleum, bio-fuels, and petrochemical products. However, the company’s focus is on the oil and gas industry and its associated sub-sectors.

Emeka Offor Philanthropy

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF)

The Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) is a non-governmental organization that was established by Emeka Offor in the early 1990s. It was registered under the Companies and Allied Matters Act in 2006 to help people become independent and self-sufficient.

The Foundation’s goal is to assist the less privileged in the society, and also provide support in human capacity development, skills acquisition, and the establishment of small and medium enterprises (SME’s), and cooperative societies.

SEOF has made an impact in the lives of several Nigerians through its domestic programmes and projects which include a Youth Empowerment Programme, Widows Cooperative Programme, Education Programme, Health Service Programme, Infrastructure Development Programme.

The organisation has also partnered with some international organisations like Books for Africa, Rotary International, Mainz Hospital Research in a bid to impact more lives.

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Quotes Of Sir Emeka Offor

“I want to make my mark. Actually, I want to make two marks. One as an excellent businessman who has built a group of companies that will stand the test of time. Two, to be as good at giving as I am at turning a profit.”

“I hope to set an example for the next generation of successful Nigerian businessmen who will know they can make money while also making a difference.”

“Terrorism is a common enemy we all must fight because an attack on humanity anywhere creates vulnerability.”

“Like a mother endures the episodic discomfort that comes with the expectation of her child, there shouldn’t be a diminishment in hope. For we can make Nigeria a bastion of encouragement to her sister Nations and distant Nations.”

“If we believe in it, we can achieve it, there is no limit to what we can do.”

“Not only those we see as mad on the streets are mentally ill. The mental health issue is an interference in the natural state of mind and not a character problem…”

“As a young man, I vowed that I would someday do something significant to end polio in Nigeria.”

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Awards And Recognitions Of Emeka Offor

  • Past Chairman of the Governing Council of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo.
  • Knight of Saint Christopher of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.
  • Philanthropist of the Year award by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Anambra State Council – 2012.
  • Humanity award from the Kpakpando Foundation for Physically Challenged Persons – 2012.
  • Emeka Offor received the Dr Alex Ekwueme Award of Excellence for his outstanding contribution to Education in Nigeria and Africa through SEOF – 2012
  • The Nigerian Library Association (NLA) conferred on Sir Emeka Offor the Eminent Service Award – 2013
  • International Service Award for a Polio Free World by the Rotary International – 2016
  • Young Foundation Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia, conferred him with the International Humanitarian Award – 2019

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Net Worth Of Emeka Offor

According to nigerianinfopedia.com, Emeka Offor is worth $5.8 billion.

Life Lesson From Emeka Offor

Entrepreneurs should learn to be risk-takers, and quit fearing the unknown. Emeka Offor was never afraid to leave his job as a teacher, and his family in Anambra State to seek greener pastures. His decision paid off as he now a well-known businessmen and philanthropists in Africa.

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4 thoughts on “Emeka Offor: Biography, Philanthropy And Net Worth Of The Chrome Group Chairman.”

  1. Agwu Christopher J.

    So glad to fully know more about sir EMEKA Offor and my joy will be further if only I can work for him in any capacity as I like to get helped by him, especially seeing his successes in life generally.

  2. It’s good to read the biography of a man. Nice one, just learnt something from this great employer of labour. How I wish I could meet with him one on one. Thumbs!

    1. Thank you for reading Tony. We are glad Emeka Offor’s story inspired you. About meeting him, you never can tell, wished come to pass you know.

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