As the pioneer CEO, Chinua’s role involved the establishment of InfraCredit in 2017 on behalf of the sponsors, the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority and PIDG (GuarantCo), as its first employee.
Over the past 5 years, Chinua has been responsible for leading InfraCredit in its pioneering role of connecting Nigeria’s debt capital markets to long term local currency infrastructure finance by using guarantees to mobilise domestic credit to the private sector from local pension funds, insurance companies and other domestic institutional investors.
Chinua has garnered over 20 years’ experience in corporate/structured finance and debt capital market roles. Chinua has a strong and practical know-how of local capital markets with a firm interest in market development and has acted as a lead adviser in the establishment of key development finance institutions in Nigeria.
Chinua is currently the chairperson of the Regulation Consolidation Sub-Committee of FMDQ Debt Capital Market Development Project. Chinua is a protagonist of Harvard Business School’s Case Study on “Infrastructure in Nigeria: Unlocking Pension Fund Investments” published in February 2018 and is being taught on HBS’ MBA Program. He holds an MSc. in Finance & Financial Law from University of London and studied law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.