Thursday, 12 March 2009
Christopher Ikechi Ezeh is a Nigerian businessman who was the former chief executive officer of John Holt (1986-1997) and now serves as the chairman of Lonrho Africa and Fidelity Bank plc.
Ezeh is an accountant by training and prior to joining John Holt, he worked with Chrysler U.K. and was the chief accountant of Indeni Petroleum Refinery of Zambia. Ezeh entered the workforce of John Holt at a time the firm was consolidating several interests into divisions of John Holt PLC, among the affected concerns were Allens, Holt Export and Leasing services, John Holt ventures and shipping.
In 1986, he became the managing director of the firm during the beginning of the Structural Adjustment Programme. For a large part of his tenure as CEO and chairman, the company operated in a rather harsh business climate.
Ezeh has been involved with the management of the business school of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology through the school's business council.