Ahonsi UnuigbeAhonsi Unuigbe



Occupational Information

Job Title: Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Petralon Energy

Professional History

Ahonsi is an entrepreneur and finances professional with a track record in creating and building institutions within both the Private and Public sectors, in the process of raising both private capital and multilateral donor funding, establishing finance functions and processes, sourcing new business development opportunities and shaping corporate strategies.

Ahonsi is experienced in areas spanning, business incubation; finance management; project finance and fundraising across multiple sectors; investor relations; business development; investment banking; deal structuring; and financial reporting/ governance. Career success founded on the ability to engage and influence, with credibility in pressured situations, negotiate with both the local and international investment/ finance community in challenging economic periods and operate at a senior level within both the Development Finance and Private Sector, to incubate new businesses - such as First Hydrocarbon Nigeria & Petralon Energy (www.petralon.com) and drive business performance within the businesses.

MSc in Investment Banking and Finance from the ISMA centre in Reading
England BA (Hons.) in Economics from the University of Sussex in England
Intermediate French language certification from Eurocentres in France


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Banking, Finance, Business Development, Investment Banking, Governance, Economics