Mr. Oscar Onyema
Chief Executive Officer
Nigerian Stock Exchange

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON  is the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Prior to this role, he served for over 20 years in United States financial markets, managing market structure initiatives, products and securities exchange businesses and the Nigerian information technology sector.

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the American Stock Exchange (Amex), which he joined in 2001. He was instrumental in integrating Amex equity business into NYSE Euronext after its acquisition of Amex in 2008. He then managed NYSE Amex equity trading business, which he helped position as a premier market for small and mid-cap securities.

In 2009, Onyema founded Market Strategists LLC and consulted under the Gerson Lehrman Group platform in the United States. He successfully completed consultations enabling decision makers at investment firms and corporations better understand products, services, companies, and issues in global financial markets.

He also held various positions at New York Mercantile Exchange where he managed futures market structure initiatives, and Data Processing Maintenance and Services Ltd (an IBM business partner) where he sold IBM mid-range system solutions. He has also served as Adjunct Lecturer of Economics at Pace University, New York.

Onyema is currently the Chairman, West African Capital Market Integration Council Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc., the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market 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. He also serves on the boards of all NSE subsidiaries, as well as FMDQ OTC PLC (FMDQ).


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