Dr. Nnaemeka Onyeka Obiaraeri is a Group Executive Director of D-Taurus Holdings Limited and oversees the Business Development and Investments functions across the chain of businesses within the Taurus Group. He also maintains leadership as the Managing Director/CEO of Taurus Capital & Advisory Services Limited, the Investment Banking business of the Taurus Group.
He is a Certified Financial Engineer/Investment Banking Executive with broad experience/skills in all aspects of Equities & Debts Origination, Structuring, Execution, Syndication, and Distribution; Project Finance; Correspondent Banking; Structured Finance; Securities Trading &Treasury Management; Financial Advisory; Portfolio Management; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Financing and Private Equity Funds Management (Managed funds/portfolios in excess of USD65million).
He has a diverse and direct experience/involvement in Capital Raising exercises in excess of N500billion (US$3billion) for Corporate Organizations and Governments in the local and international capital markets.
Nnaemeka has special interests in early-stage startups (Greenfields) as well as companies “on the bubble.”He was instrumental to the setting up of Guardian Express Trusts Limited (Now a member of Pan African Capital Markets Limited). He has at different times held high profile positions in some notable financial institutions in Nigeria as Head, Capital Markets & Research, Legacy Guardian Express Bank PLC (Now Heritage Bank Limited); Head, Asset & Wealth Management Group, Future View Financial Services Limited; Head, Project Finance and Private Equity Funds Management, Oceanic Bank International Plc (Now a member of the Eco Bank PLC).; Pioneer Head, Corporate Finance & Private Equity Funds Management, Bank PHB Plc (now Keystone Bank Limited), Group Head, Capital Markets Division & Private Equity Funds Management, Bank PHB Plc, and Group Executive Director, Treasure Capital & Trusts Limited.
He is an alumnus of Abia State University, Nigeria, from where he graduated at the top of his Class and Faculty with a B. Sc. Honours Degree in Banking & Finance. He holds an advanced degree, M.Sc. Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
He is also an Alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge MA, USA. Nnaemeka is a Doctor of Business Administration and has participated in Key Financial Sector training of the Euro Money Training, UK. He was a member of the four-man Federal Government of Nigeria delegation to South America in 2006 on a study tour of MSME financing in South America and also the Founder/Facilitator of the International Institute of Micro-Finance and Small Business (Africa/Middle East).