Prince Arthur Eze (born November 27, 1948) is a Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist and politician. He is well known as the founder and CEO of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, one of the largest privately held oil exploration and production companies in Nigeria.
|Birth Date:||November 27, 1948|
|Birth Place:||Dunukofia LGA, Anambra State|
|Net Worth:||$5.8 billion|
Arthur Eze was born on November 27, 1948 in Ukpo village, Dunukofia Local government area in Anambra State. He was born into the traditional royal family.
He went to St Augustine Secondary School in Nkwere, Imo Syate for his secondary education and obtained a degree in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering from California State University.
Prince Arthur Eze is the founder of Atlas Oranto Petroleum, one of Nigeria’s largest privately held company in Nigeria that specializes in oil production and exploration. Atlas Oranto is also one of the largest holder of oil exploration blocks im Africa and has its regional offices located around different countries in West Africa with its primary technical location in Lagos, Nigeria and headquarters at Abuja, Nigeria. He has over 22 oil and gas licenses in Africa as a whole.
He also founded Triax Airlines in 1992 which operated from Enugu Airport with three Boeing 727’s under its operations.
As a politician, he is under the All Progressive Grand Alliance” (APGA) Political Party. He was also conferred the traditional title “Ozoigbondu” of Ndi Igbo.
Arthur Eze is happily married and blessed with children. One of his children, Onyeka Eze, is the founder of Prince Osisioma Foundation.
Awards & Recognition
Prince Arthur Eze has been recognized on different occasions for his effort towards the development of the economy and such include:
- He was conferred with the award of the “Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR)’ for his contribution towards the development of the nation’s economy by the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
- He was appointed Chancellor of the Ebonyi State University by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dr Umahi.
- He was named “Outstanding Citizen of the World” in 2015 by Enugu City Centre Rotary District 9142.
- He was honored with the Zik Leadership awards in the business category in 2018.
Prince Arthur Eze has fleets of cars including different Rolls Royce models in his garage. He is also the owner of Falcon plane which he bought in 2015. He has an estimated net worth of $5.8 billion.