Board of Directors

Mr. Nnamdi Obiagwu

Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Obiagwu is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri. He has worked across several countries and industries during the course of his career whilst also attending numerous local and international trainings including; INSEAD Kenan-Flagler Business School, Enterprise Leadership Program, Achieve Global Professional Selling Skills and Acclivus Professional Negotiation to mention a few.

His work experience is a testament to his versatility, love of challenges and success in a wide range of business segments that span Telecoms, Lubricant Sales, Business Development, Financial & Business Data Analysis & Reporting, Distributor Network Development, Fuels Territory Management, Fuels Supply Chain Management, Oil & Gas Consulting, Financial Advisory, Co-operative Administration & Management, Marine Vessel Management, and Executive Management.

He commenced his career at Digital Computer Communication (a Computer Warehouse company) as a network engineer responsible for feasibility assessments, planning, and implementation of computer networks linking sites nationally. Where he found a flair for IT and developed an understanding of its importance and role in modern business.

In 2001, he moved to Mobil Oil Nigeria plc (an ExxonMobil subsidiary) as a Lubrication Sales Engineer responsible for lube sales across various channels. Driven by performance and innate ability, he rose through the ranks to Special Sales Projects and Business Development. This involved the development and implementation of key sales & marketing strategies along with relevant analysis.

To harness and further develop his competencies, he was deployed to the ExxonMobil Africa Mid- East Head office in Brussels, Belgium as an expatriate in 2004.

His assignment involved financial and business data collection, analysis, and presentation to both lubes and fuels top management. An experience that availed him the opportunity to understand the inner workings of Multi-national Corporations and expectations as a top executive.

On his return to Nigeria, he was responsible for technical sales of specialized lubricants and lubrication solutions to help customers optimize lube and plant performance across Nigeria and worked to bring the young distributorship model and network to maturity.

In 2009, he was immersed in the fuels side of the business as a Territory Manager, responsible for all fuel-related activity in Eastern Nigeria for almost 40 sites. His duties ranged from enforcement of retailing standards to resolution of ligation and legal issues.

Shortly after, he became the Fuels Supply Manager responsible for the National fuels supply chain operations from importation and local sourcing to ensuring product availability to over 250 sites and corporate customers.

He subsequently became the Fleet/Logistics Manager responsible for transportation and all logistics to move fuel on a national scale and in the management of all related relationships (unions, transporters, agencies, etc.).

In 2014, he left Mobil and established COMACO Advisory Ltd, a company that provides corporate advisory services to Oil & Gas, Marine, Financial, Cooperatives and other sectors of the economy and in addition took on the role as an Executive Director, Supervising- Marine for the HARPS group of companies to coordinate the activities of the Nigerian and Singaporean offices.

He joined Eterna plc in July 2017 as GM head of Lubricants responsible for all lubricant’s activities and was appointed to the board of Eterna January 2020 as the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer.

He has served on the Boards of several private companies, has all the requisite experience and the professional but calm personality that would allow steer Eterna through despite the prevailing challenges currently facing the industry.