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American International School Recognizes Sir Emeka Offor’s Philanthropy

Meeting with AISA PTA Leaders is a Continuation of a Beautiful Friendship In recognition of Sir Emeka Offor's recent donation to the American International School (AISA) International Food Fair and Festival, the President of  Parents Teachers Association (PTA) joined other PTA leaders on a courtesy visit on Tuesday, May 20th. Sir Emeka is the Executive Vice Chairman of The Chrome Group, an oil and gas conglomerate, and founder of Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF). The group President, Dana Mendelson, said the visit was to extend their appreciation for Sir Offor’s generosity and his recent donation of the sum of N2,000,000 towards the fundraiser held on April 19th at Hilton Congress Hall. Mrs. Mendelson during her opening remarks stated that the purpose of the International Food Fair & Festival was to create an opportunity “for the school to come together as one community, now we have ...


Educating Africa: Sir Emeka Offor Steps up to the Plate

By Doug Stone, Books for Africa A new business model is emerging in Africa and it has the potential to benefit millions of underserved people around the far reaches of the continent. The model embraces corporate social responsibility and involves business leaders giving back to the places where they built and acquired their wealth. These private benefactors are now also collaborating with NGOs and governments to advance core development needs and goals. No better example exists than Sir Emeka Offor, a leading Nigerian businessman, who since 2011 has donated $950,000 to Books For Africa (BFA) to ship 1.7 million books and computers valued at over $18 million to children and students in 19 African countries, including his own home country Nigeria. What is unique about Sir Emeka’s generosity beyond the size of the donation, is that his support will help ...


The River Blindness Elimination Commitment in Nigeria

One of the biggest supporters in the fight and elimination of Onchocerciasis in Nigeria is Sir Emeka Offor, the founder and the Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group.


Pretroleum Africa Names The Chrome Group Finalist for Indigenous Company of the Year

Report notes that subsidiaries cover "just about every spectrum of the industry in one form or another" The Chrome Group, a leading West African oil and gas conglomerate, recently earned a prominent spot as a runner up from Petroleum Africa for its “Indigenous Company of the Year Award.” The award recognizes the company's efforts across the multi-layer vibrant subsidiaries engaged in the upstream, midstream and downstream spectrum of Oil and Gas. Below is an excerpt from the December 2013 publication, which reported on The Chrome Group's achievements during the year:  Africa plays host to a significant number of major and independent E&P firms and these companies are doing their utmost to exploit the continent’s reserves. To date these firms have had major successes, but over the years another type of firm has emerged on the continent, making its own mark – the African indigenous firm. Not ...


The Guardian: We Will Not Disappoint Nigerians, By Enugu Disco Investors

The following article by Emeka Anuforo was published in the Saturday, November 9, 2013 edition of The Guardian. To view the original article, please click here.  The bid for the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (Enugu Disco) was one of the most contentious of the lot. Fears of the preferred bidder, Interstate Electric’s ability to manage the facility post privatization raged, coupled with alleged political arm-twisting on its behalf. In this interview, Managing Director, Interstate Electrics, new owners of Enugu Disco, Mr. Robert Dickerman, told EMEKA ANUFORO in Abuja, that the firm would reposition the utility far beyond the expectations of Nigerians WHAT experiences are you bringing to Nigeria? I have been in the energy business my entire career, almost 35 years now. And I have been in the power sector for a long time, and I have managed utilities. I ...


This Day Live: Dickerman: Interstate Electrics Will Deliver Uninterrupted Power to the South-east

The following article was published in ThisDayLive on Wednesday, October 29, 2013. To view the original article, click here. Dickerman: Interstate Electrics Will Deliver Uninterrupted Power to the South-east Fears have been expressed by stakeholders in the power sector over the competence or otherwise of Interstate Electrics’, the new owner of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, to effectively manage the power utility that will be responsible for distributing and marketing electricity in the south-east. Chineme Okafor spoke with the Managing Director of the company, Robert Dickerman, who unfolded the strategies put in place to deliver steady electricity to its customers in the region. Excerpts: Interstate Electrics will soon take over operations at Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and there are fears that it lacks the capacity to effectively manage the power asset. Can you allay the fears? I can tell you ...


Hallmark News: Emeka Offor: Rich and generous

The following story by Victor Bassey was published on September 16, 2013 in Hallmark News. To see the original article click here. Emeka Offor: Rich and generous Posted on September 16, 2013 BY VICTOR BASSEY richGrowing up on the dusty streets of Kafanchan Kaduna state, Sir Emeka Offor had a modest upbringing. Born into a regimented barracks life to a police officer, he has always enjoyed challenges. Conquering them often brought extra feeling of triumph he relishes. The barracks environment toughened and prepared him for what he is today. Although barely educated in his youthful days, he braved the odds, shoved the perceived encumbrances of limited education and focused on possibilities made realizable by determination and hard work. When hard work pays Today Sir Offor sits on boards and chairs companies not inherited from his father but some of them ...