Mr. Felix Achibiri FICA, M.IoD
Member, Advisory Board, She Forum Africa
Felix Achibiri is the visionary Executive Chairman/Founder of DFC Holdings Limited, a private owned, internationally diversified African company, which was established to seize the increasing investment opportunities in Nigeria and the African continent. His entrepreneurial experience spans over 20 years and his core skills include Leadership, Business Conceptualisation, Corporate Governance, Development and Strategy.
Mr Achibiri sits on the board of several local and international companies. He is currently the Chairman of Fortis Microfinance Bank Plc, a fast growing national microfinance bank listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Rural Steel Bridging Limited, Executive Chairman Site Services Technologies Limited, Director Petroleum Projects International (PPI), Director Gelmark Power Solutions Limited, Vice Chairman Greenfields Global Inceptis, the owners and managers of the planned Osolu Island Pam Resort.
Mr. Achibiri is also a Director at Genesis Energy Group Limited, the parent company of Genesis Electricity Limited, a company with a vision to light up Africa, through its ‘one community at a time’ initiative. The company has just embarked on the development of the flagship multi-million dollar 84MW Distributed Power Project (DPP), in partnership with General Electricity of USA (GE), at the back of a 20 year Power Purchase Agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for a dedicated electricity power supply to the largest refinery complex in Sub Saharan Africa, NNPC’s Port Harcourt Refinery Facility. The project has been completed and commissioned.
Mr. Achibiri is an active member of various professional bodies and has been conferred with several local and international awards. He is a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD); a member West Minister Business Group, London; a member of the British Safety Council; a member of the African Energy Association; a member of the Body of Fellows of the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA); a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Industrialists and Management Development (IPIMD); a Fellow of the Public Administration and Management Development Institute (PAMDI); a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), a recipient of the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA) Credit Management Honors Award 2014 and Chairman’s Merit Award from the Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Water Division, for his contribution to Engineering, just to mention a few. He and his team at DFC Holdings Limited were recently recognised for quality, innovation and excellence by the Business Initiative Directions (BID) and was conferred with the Century International Quality ERA award, Gold Category (2015).
He is widely travelled and has attended several international professional courses, such as the Africa Board Fellowship by ACCION International, Harvard and FMO and recently Harvard Business School/ACCION Executive Course on Strategic Leadership in Financial Inclusion. Mr. Achibiri brings on board his unwavering strength in identifying opportunities, making the right connection and building relationships for actualisation of set business goals.