Biography

NJ Ayuk, JD, MBA

A leading authority in the African energy sector and a strong advocate for African entrepreneurship and
the indigenous energy sector, NJ Ayuk is recognized as one of the foremost figures in African business
today. A well-known dealmaker in the petroleum and power sectors and founder of a leading energy
focused law firm, NJ is dedicating his career to helping African entrepreneurs find success and to
building the careers of emerging African talent.

As Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber and CEO of Centurion Law Group, NJ strives
through his work to ensure that business, and especially oil and gas, impacts African societies in a
positive way and drives local content development.

He is the author of Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity and Billions At Play: The
Future of African Energy and Doing Deals.

NJ graduated from the University of Maryland College Park and earned a Juris Doctor from William
Mitchell College of Law and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.