DR. EMI MEMBERE-OTAJI, born on 10th June 1958, is the founder of Dr. Emi Membere- Otaji Foundation and Chairman/CEO of Elshcon Group of companies with interest in Oil & Gas, Shipping and Healthcare. He is a medical doctor turned entrepreneur. A graduate of University of Lagos, Medical School, Nigeria with certificates from Lagos Business School and MCDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA. Recipient of Honorary Fellowship Award from the Rivers State College of Health Science & Technology. Among others, he is a Fellow and recipient of
the “Award of Excellence” of the Nigeria Institute of Management and Award of Excellence from the Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA). “Award of Role of Honor” from the Nigerian Medical Association and Distinguished Medical Practitioner of Nigeria (DMP), Awardee of the Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP) and Honoured with the Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS) Award by the State Government, National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award, for high performance, hard work and excellence and Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), by the President Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is the National Vice President – Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (NACCIMA), Elected Council Member – Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Chairman – Marine Trade Group PETAN and Member – Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), Founding Member of Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Trustee – Shipyards and Shipbuilders Association of Nigeria (SSAN) and Trustee – Marine Equipment Owners Association (MEOLAN). Member – Board of Directors of Oil & Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Director – ECOWAS Regional Sealink Project Company and Governing Board Member of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), among others.
He is a one-time Chairman of West African Glass Industry Plc, a former Director of Pabod Breweries Limited. He was a former Commissioner for Health, a former Special Adviser to the Rivers State Government on Investments & Privatization, and also a former Chairman, Board of Directors
of Clearline International Limited (Health Management Organization). Also, a former Governing Board Member, University of Port Harcourt Business School, former Member of the National Economic Council Committee on Export Promotion and a Past President of the Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (PHCCIMA).
Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji is an Event Speaker on various aspects of the economy (Leadership, Management, Shipping, Healthcare and also a Life Coach).
Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and also a Patron Moriri Gallery of Contemporary Art.
He is a Justice of Peace (JP) and has the traditional title of Dein Piribo 2 of Kalabari Ijaw.