PROFILE OF SIR EMEKA CHUKA ORAKWUE WILSON OFFOR EXECUTIVE VICE-
CHAIRMAN CHROME GROUP OF COMPANIES
Sir Emeka Offor is the Executive Vice Chairman of Chrome Group of Companies, a
Nigerian Company, which he founded in 1993. He is a dynamic, astute and
adventurous Entreprenuer with over three decades of entrepreneurial experience.
He was born in Kafanchan, Kaduna State on the 10 th of February, 1959. He is the first
of the ten Children of his parents Late Chief Benneth Offor (Nnakaibeya) and Mrs
Comfort Offor of Umueneke Umudalagbayim Kindred, Nkalafia Village, Oraifite Town
in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.
He had his early education at Eziukwu Primary School Aba and St Michael’s Primary
School Ogbete Enugu. Thereafter he proceeded to Merchant of Light Secondary
School Oba and later Abbott Boys High School Ihiala, where he completed his
secondary education. Young Emeka being a policeman’s son sojourned with his
father in the course of his career transfers from one part of the Country to the other.
Growing up was therefore synonymous with movement from Kafanchan to Aba,
Enugu, Onitsha, Abakaliki, Ihiala and Oraifite.
Sir Emeka taught briefly at Abbott boys High School for three months until his late
father demanded complete accountability of the three months salaries which he
suspected was spent without his consent and authorization. What followed
thereafter is now history but his father’s former colleague, one Mr Geoffrey Abadi
who intervened, took young Emeka to Warri and got him employed as Transport
clerk in Rivways Lines Nigeria Limited, a Nigerian Company engaged in importation of
Packed /Bulk bitumen. From being an employee, Mr Abadi further assisted young
Emeka as a pupil enterprenuer through purchase of small quantities of bitumen
which he supplied to smaller Companies. After 2 years of small business enterprise,
Sir Emeka began the supply of bitumen to big players including Hardel & Enic, Julius
Berger Nigeria Limited, Ozigbo Engineering Company, Guffanti Nigeria limited,
Feugerole Nigeria Limited etc. Between 1981 and 1982, the young Emeka supplied all
the bitumen used by Alden Volker Nigeria Limited in the construction of Onne Port.
Emeka’s Business growth was fast, blessed and without acrimony principally because
of his hardwork, business knowledge, loyalty and high level of intergrity and
dedication to his chosen career.
Consequently in 1985, Chrome Oil Services Limited was born. This little mustard seed
has within 34years grown into a vast business empire with interests in Oil & Gas,
Insurance & Finance, the Power Sector, Telecommunications & Logistics both in
Nigeria and Overseas under Chrome Group of Companies incorporated in 1993.
Sir E as he is popularly called has an unparalleled business energy, intelligence,
knowledge, humility and humanity that have assisted him in navigating through the
murky waters of entrepreneurial adventure in both Nigeria and abroad. Guided by
the principles of hard work, commitment and passion for success, he was able to
engineer the Turn Around Maintenance of Port Harcourt Refinery to the Glory of
God, despite inherent mine fields. The success of this project became the impetus for
the tremendous growth and giant strides made by Chrome Group.
Today, the subsidiaries of Chrome Group include
Kaztec Engineering Limited
Nimek Investments Limited
Global Scansystems Nigeria Limited
Enugu Electricity Distribution Company
Elcrest Exploration and Production Company Limited
Chrome Insurance Brokers Limited
Inland Containers Nigeria Limited, to mention but a few.
There are indeed over twenty active companies operating both in Nigeria and
overseas under Chrome Group. Until recently, Sir Emeka Offor was the Chairman
Board of ERHC Energy Inc., a United States of America based Independent Oil & Gas
Company focused on Oil & Gas exploration and production in the Gulf of Guinea.
Great and noble Patriots are known not only for the giant strides they have made in
their chosen career or profession but also for how much they have given back to the
less priviledged and the society through which they meandered to greatness.
Continuously fired by the desire to give back and constantly reminded that he was
not born with silver spoon in his mouth, Sir Emeka Offor established the Sir Emeka
Offor Foundation (SEOF), a non profit , charitable organization with a vision to reduce
poverty and create life-improving economic opportunities for those residing in
Nigeria’s most marginalized Communities through education, healthcare services,
Widows’ cooperative, Youth empowerment/employment and Infrastructural
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation (SEOF) through the magnanimity and benevolence of the
Founder has since establishment in 2003 been involved in worthy and amazing
SEOF in collaboration with Books for Africa (BFA) has donated over 27.3
million USD worth of books, computers and other educational materials to
schools and educational Institutions in Nigeria and about 19 other African
Specifically, Nnamdi Azikiwe University as a beneficiary has received over
10,000 (Ten Thousand) volumes of books covering E-Library, Law, Medicine,
Engineering, Computer Science and other disciplines.
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation in continuation of her nationwide book
distribution policy shall embark on another nationwide exercise before the
end of 2019. Currently, about 198,000 volumes of books contained in 9 40
–feet containers are being offloaded preparatory for the exercise
In addition to improving our reading culture through donations of books, SEOF
through its scholarship programmes established since 2007, has awarded
scholarships to over
150 Pupils (Primary Segment)
200 Students (Secondary Segment)
300 Students ( Undergraduate/ Graduate Programmes)
Over 400 Students (Vocational/Skill Acquisition)
In monetary terms, well over 150 Million Naira has been spent in the provision
of Scholarship and Scholarly support to a broad spectrum of students desirous
of acquiring education.
The Foundation endowed a Professorial Chair worth 20 Million Naira in the
Faculty of Physical Sciences University of Nigeria Nsukka , UNN
In August 2019, SEOF donated the sum of N8,520,000 ( Eight million, Five
Hundred and Twenty Thousand naira only) to the University of Nigeria Nsukka
for the equipping of the Digital Anatomy Laboratory of the Department of
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management of the Faculty of
SEOF also embarked on the renovation and furnishing of the Daura Public
Library in Katsina State, which has been re-named Waziri Al-hassan Public
SEOF is currently evaluating for rehabilitation, the Sir Emeka Offor Senior
Secondary School Kambarawa – Katsina State. Thisschool was named after Sir
Offor in appreciation of the laudable support he has given to educational
development in Katsina State.
SEOF also offers automatic employment in the Companies of its Founder and a
brand new car to graduates of Tertiary Institutions who graduated with first
Sir Emeka Offor Foundation SEOF has established health centres, provided free
medical consultations, treatment and drugs to the less priviledged. In furtherance,
Established a yearly 250,000 Euros Glaucoma Research Grant at the
Department of Ophthamology, University of Mainz, Germany.
Established a Nigerian Fellowship for Cataract surgery and Glaucoma
Management at the same University.
The Foundation further established a Widows’ Cooperative Society to empower
widows physically and psychologically, to enable them remain largely independent.
The Successes the Widows’ Cooperative recorded, has made it a reference point in
modern empowerment models. The Cooperative that started off with start-up
stipends to widows, has grown to a point where they can lend money to empower
In 2014, the Foundation awarded an empowerment Contract to a polio survivor, who
has requisite skill and competence to manufacture/ produce Tricycles/Clutches in aid
of his disabled colleagues, worth 44Million Naira.
Similarly, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation sponsored the Nigerian contingent to the
International Wheel Chair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) tournament in United
Kingdom, where they won Gold medal.
Sir Emeka Offor through his Foundation has constantly reminded the World that the
very poor and needy can become active and productive members of society, if
properly empowered and mentored.
The Foundation is presently in active collaboration and cooperation with
The Carter Centre in the area of eradication of River Blindness in 5 Eastern
States of Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi and Abia. Also included are Delta and
Edo States. SEOF pledged $10Million at the inception of this partnership and
has made modest commitments in fulfillment of the obligation still counting
The Andrew Young Foundation in support of their Global ideals.
The Rotary International in the area of Polio eradication, Peace and Conflict
Management, Maternal and Child Health, basic Education and Literacy.
Sir Emeka Offor is a Rotarian, a member of the Rotary International, and was recently
elevated to the status of the Foundation Circle of the Arch C Klumph Society (AKS) of
the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. His Singular donation of 1 Million USD
to Rotary Foundation, spread across the four cardinal endeavours of Rotary,
elevated him to this status. These endeavors include
Peace and Conflict Management
Maternal and Child Health
Basic Education and Literacy
Sir Emeka Offor is currently the Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria. He
has cumulatively contributed over 3.9 Million USD towards the eradication of Polio
scourge in Nigeria. This contribution also singles him out as the highest donor in the
Sir E is a Global Personality. Notwithstanding this astute and towering posture, his
contributions to integrated community development remain unparalleled. Oraifite
has benefitted in road construction and rehabilitation, building of Town Hall, building
of All Saints Anglican Church Irefi Oraifite, medical outreach programmes and general
In recognition of the rare qualities of this gentleman,
who is strong yet humble,
blessed yet blessing others,
energetic still accommodating,
generous yet driven by humanity
He was honoured by the Romanian Consulate in Nigeria for his invaluable
contribution towards the development and enhancement of bilateral relations
between Nigeria and Romania.
The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture also
honoured him as the most Resilient and Outstanding Entrepreneur in Human
& Material Capacity Development ( January 28, 2012)
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry honoured him as the Business
Man of the Year (2014)
The Botswana Book project honoured him for lending a helping hand in
“Putting a book in every hut” in Botswana. (2014)
Oraifite Community USA honoured him with a Merit Award for “Unrivaled
Philanthropic/Selfless commitment and Contributions to the socio-economic
development of Oraifite”. (2015)
The National Association of Energy Correspondents honoured him with a
Merit Award as Chairman of Kaztec Engineering Limited adjudged as the “Best
Oil Services Company of the Year” (2012)
Nnewi Sports Club also honoured him as the Most Valuable Member. (2012)
The Arch of Europe Frankfurt honoured Chrome Group with a Gold
International Bid Quality Award. (2013)
The Consul-General of Nigeria in Atlanta, Hon. Chidi Okafor as far back as 2009
honoured him for “ Selfless Service to Humanity”.
The State of Georgia in United States of America proclaimed Sir Emeka Offor
on the 11 th of June, 2015 as an Honorary Citizen of Georgia with all rights and
privileges attached thereto.
Sir Emeka Offor is the Patron of the Nigeria-Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of
Commerce and was the Chairman of the Governing Council of Imo State Polythecnic
Umuagwo. A lover of Sports, Sir Emeka also professes that without God his life and
subsequent accomplishments would have been great impossibilities. He is a Knight of
Saint Christopher of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Diocese of Nnewi
and without equivocation is the oldest Knight of the Diocese of Nnewi. At the
creation of the Diocese in 1996, Sir Emeka Offor sowed a seed of 5 Million Naira
which guaranteed the take off of the Diocese.
To the Glory of God, this icon of Humanity, a proud Son of Nnakaibeya of the Blessed
Memory, loving Husband and Father of Boys and Girls, a catalyst of Entrepreneurial
endeavors, a distinguished Son of Anambra State, a rare Nigerian, the Obi Eneke II of
Umueneke, a consistent/trusted friend of his Friends, the Chairman, Chrome Group
of Companies, Sir Emeka Chuka Orakwue Wilson Offor was conferred with Degree of
Doctor of Entrepreneurship (Honoris Causa) of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
on the 10 th of May 2019.
He was honoured with an International Humanitarian Award on the 23rd of
September, 2019 in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA by the Andrew J. Young Foundation, Inc
of Atlanta, Georgia. The honour was in appreciation of Sir Emeka’s