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


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.