Oscar N. Onyema

Oscar N. Onyema is chief executive officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and member of the National Council. Previously, he served as the senior vice president and chief administrative officer at the American Stock Exchange (Amex), where he was instrumental in integrating the Amex equity business into the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext equity business after its acquisition of Amex. Mr. Onyema then managed the NYSE Amex equity trading business, which he helped position as a premier market for small- and mid-cap securities. He serves as the chair of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) PLC, the clearinghouse for the Nigerian capital market; a council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS); president of the African Securities Exchanges Association; and a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Onyema also serves on the boards of all subsidiaries of the Exchange and National Pension Commission of Nigeria and is a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria. He  completed the advanced management program at Harvard Business School and holds an MBA from Baruch College, New York and a BSc degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.