Ellah Lakes Plc today declared the approval of Mr Chuka Mordi as Managing Director, active June 12th, 2019. Mr Mordi takes over from Mr Frank Ellah, who moves on to new pursuits. The appointment was made at a board meeting of the company on June 12th 2019 and follows the board’s agreement to a business combination with Telluria Limited which would strengthen Ellah Lakes’ balance sheet, restore customer confidence, provide access to new markets while enhancing operations that will ultimately drive profitability and deliver value to shareholders.
Prior to this appointment by Ellah Lakes Plc, Mr Mordi was a Director in Telluria and the Managing Partner of CBO Investment Management.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Mordi said: “I am very excited to be taking up the position of Ellah Lakes Managing Director. The combination of Ellah Lakes and Telluria establishes a platform with a significant existing land portfolio, access to finance and investments in the domestic production of oil palm, & a variety of cash crops. I look forward to an exciting future as we put Ellah Lakes back on a path to growth.”
Mr Mordi has an impressive track record across all segments of finance both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He has over two and a half decades of experience in private equity investing, investment banking, and investment research.
Mr Mordi has been responsible for oversight of the CBO’s management and investment activities and currently sits on the boards of CBO portfolio companies. In addition, Mr Mordi led the firm’s efforts in publishing and distributing proprietary Africa macro and sector research, producing investment conferences, and developing active CSR programs.
Mr Mordi began his career as an Equities Analyst at SBC Warburg, before moving to Hardman & Co. Ltd. where he focused on UK AIM stocks. At InterSec Research Corp. he led the Global Investment Management Research Team for Europe (UK) & the Far East (Japan & Singapore).
At Societe Generale Asset Management (SGAM) the UK, he covered European Emerging Market Equities and worked on Asset Allocation and Economic Analysis. Prior to launching CBO Investment Management in 2009, Mr Mordi was Head of Infrastructure Financing at First City Monument Bank.