Emmanuel is the founder of Ashbard Energy Company Limited, a company that provides oil and gas services to Multinational Oil Companies. He also serves on the Board of Sumeru Nigeria and FCSL Asset Management Company where he provides strategic guidance.

He formerly sat on the Boards of Access Bank Plc, Finance and Commercial Services Ltd and Green Technology Ltd. Emmanuel was previously the Deputy Managing Director of Total (E&P) and Executive Chairman of the company’s pension fund.

He has accumulated expertise in Asset Management, Corporate Governance, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Oil & Gas over his 40+ years of experience.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Lagos and was called to the Bar in 1976. He is an IDP Alumni of INSEAD and has attended management and strategy programs in leading business schools including Harvard, Colombia, and London.