Dr. ABC Orjiako, Chairman of Seplat Petroleum Development Company, was selected to join a 12-man team inducted by the London Stock Exchange (LSE) into its Africa Advisory Group.
The Seplat Chairman was inducted in London by LSE Chief Executive, Xavier Rolet with his Nigerian counterpart, Oscar Onyema in attendance.
Dr, Orjiako is the sole Nigerian in a group of African business leaders that would function as an advisory body to the London Stock Exchange.
The African Advisory Group would be expected to come-up with a collaborative leadership study that would deliver to Africa, specific policy recommendations.
It would also be expected to provide a regular forum that would focus on trends and challenges of business operation format within the continent and also troubleshoot problematic issues that affect it from a commercial and social perspective, while helping to boost capital market development.
Also expected of the group: It would serve as a bridge between the London Stock Exchange and African capital markets that has received the endorsement of the United Kingdom government.
Seplat Petroleum is an independent indigenous Nigerian upstream exploration and production company with a focus on Nigeria and its shares are daily traded on the floors of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.