Sir Benjamin O. WilcoxDirector
I have worked with firms, but none quite like Eczellon. The brilliance of their advisory services, combined with the elegance of their materials and delivery, is an uncommon but refreshing elevation of industry standard
Sir Wilcox is an experienced technocrat and entrepreneur, with a wealth of experience of over 40 years in finance, investing, business and management. He is the chairman of Eczellon’s Board Committee on finance and investments, and also the chair of the Board Governance Committee.
Over his career, he has worked with the World Bank, the Ford Motor Company, Exxon Mobil and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). At NNPC, he was seconded to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 1981, until he left to embark on entrepreneurial endevaours in 1986.
Sir Wilcox has consulted for the federal and state governments in Nigeria, working with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as well as state governments on strategy and IGR (Internally Generated Revenue) enhancement. He also worked with various private corporations within and outside Nigeria, with briefs on venture arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, project finance and management consultancy.
He currently serves on the board of various enterprises including Coxdyn Nigeria Limited, Avanage Nigeria Limited (in partnership with GCC, China), Nigeria International Security Limited (NISL), CIT Microfinance Bank, Silvex Plc, Easy Shipping Plc (Johannesburg, South Africa), CIT Bureau De Change, Vego Oil Ltd, Owen Software Envision (Maryland, USA), Pilot Finance Limited. He is also on the board of the Federal University of Ndufu, Alike-Ikiro, Ebonyi State, Nigeria and Lekoil / Green Energy Community Board of Trustees, where he acts as Chairman.
Sir Wilcox holds both a B.Sc. in Business Administration (Cum Laude) and an MBA in Finance from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A where he won the Exxon outstanding student award in Finance. He is a Member of the American Management Association, American Personnel Management Association and the Nigerian Financial Consultancy Association. He is a Knight of the Order of Saint Christopher and a Justice of Peace (JP)) of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.