In the commercial city of Kaduna in Northern Nigeria, young Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe driven by his vision, enthusiasm and conviction that Enterprise is a human development initiative registered his first business entity in 1943. (See Historical Perspective)
However, the Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium has its beginnings in 1986 when Chief Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe sought to established a framework to coordinate and oversee a matrix of production, sales and service units, all of whose antecedents can be traced to a parent company Nuel Enterprises Limited founded in 1971.
The Anyiam-Osigwe Consortium essentially serves as a Corporate Banner for a number of autonomous corporations, Associates and Joint Ventures entities; with activities covering Shipping, Oil & Gas, Automation and Control Solutions, EPC, Mining, Legal Services, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Aviation, Civil Engineering/Construction, Banking and Finance, Stock Broking/Issuing House, Real Estate, Media, Hotel and Leisure, Agriculture and Trading.
Whilst control of the respective consortium members is autonomous, the organizational framework allows for performance monitoring and efficient utilization of joint resources. The Consortium applies the synergy of local and international mix that enables the various entities within the Consortium to optimize performance and output and benefit from the growing impact of globalization in its various spheres of interest.
A Council of Directors presides over the activities of the Consortium. This Council is advised by an Honourary Advisory Board composed of accomplished senior citizens business executives and elder statesmen whose experience and expertise assist the Consortium in formulating strategic Policies and Programmes.
The Consortium benefits from collaboration and partnership with a number of multinational business organizations and interests in China, United States, United Kingdom, India, the Middle East, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana. The Group retains strategic consultants and liaison offices in these countries.
The Executive Office of the Consortium is located at Number 21 Raymond Njoku Street, South West Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Other operational offices within Nigeria are located in Abuja, Owerri, Ishiagu, Orlu, Nkwerre, Warri, Port Harcourt and Yenegoa.
The Consortium’s overall activities and endeavors are underpinned by a keen sense of commitment to duty and high degree of cohesion anchored on the Anyiam-Osigwe concept of the Group Mind, a philosophical nexus, which distills the totality of the consortium members into a commonality of purpose and unison in action.
The Coordinating Executive Directors of the Consortium are technocrats whose pursuit of formal school education saw them in acknowledged and widely respected institutions in the United Kingdom and the USA. But of greater impact is the holistic up-bringing as well as the value system they acquired from the entrepreneurial prowess and moral grounding of Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe who is both a father and the first Chief Executive of the Consortium.