ANAMBRA 2014: The Man To Reckon With; Dr Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah




Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah was born into the modest family of late Mr and Mrs. Alphonsus Ubah of Umuanuka, Otolo, Nnewi.
A man of humble beginning, amiable, likeable and good natured personality holds a B.Sc in International Relations and married to Mrs. Uchenna Ubah, a graduate of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira and the marriage is blessed with five children.



The visionary Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited, no doubt is an ambitious business mogul who from the very day he joined the oil and gas business, decided to distinguish himself and the company creditably. Through dint of hard work, personal conviction to succeed, visionary leadership and doggedness, he has in a matter of 9 years, between 2003 and 2011, taken Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited to an enviable position of becoming a dominant leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry. As the Promoter and Chief Executive of Capital Oil & Gas Industries Limited,he also seats on the board of several other companies as Chairman, among which are:

  • Knoll &Hachfer Engineering Co Ltd
  • Chevron Oronite& Chemical Co Ltd
  • Hero Communications Ltd
  • First Nigeria Independent Oil Co Ltd
  • Commodity Giants Nigeria Limited
  • Capital Group Congo S.a.rl. in the Congo DR
  • Oil Force Nigeria Limited
He was profiled by the Oxford Brooks Magazine as one of the “Forty under Forty 2009”, that is, the top forty young Nigerian business leaders under the age of forty.  Mr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has received numerous awards and honours both in Nigeria and abroad in recognition of his leadership qualities and outstanding performance in the oil and gas industry.

In appreciation of his creative leadership, dynamism, resourcefulness as well as contribution in human capital development, he was conferred with anHonourary Doctor of Philosophy in Critical and Creative Thinking by the prestigious Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA.  He has been actively involved in top flight business management for over two decades with vast experience in international business and has attended several local and international courses and seminars in leadership and business management.

In addition to all these, Mr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah is an avid philanthropist and a motivator par excellence. In recognition of the need to serve humanity, give back to the society, provide succor to the needy, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah has established an Educational Foundation that gives students free University education, the first of its kind in the South-East, particularlyNnewi, sunk boreholes for his community, installed electricity transformers, engages in constant repair/grading of community roads and by the grace of God Almighty, the only large hearted man in the whole of the country to provide free fuel to the popular “Okada” riders and Bus drivers every Monday in all his filling stations.

In recognition of his numerous contributions to the economic development of the nation and entrepreneurial ingenuity, the Federal University of Technology, Owerri awarded him a Doctor of Management Technology (DMT).
The Philanthropist par excellence is fondly called “EbubeChukwuuzo” meaning“Placing God First” in all his dealings.  His business interests include Oil & Gas, Jetty Development, Bonded Terminal, Truck Park facilities, Telecommunication, Real Estate and General Merchandise.



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