Chief Callistus N.C Nweke
Engineer (Chief) Callistus N.C. Nweke is the Founder and Chairman of Chizzy Nigeria Limited, a chemicals and technical support company, providing services to the Paints and Inks Industry in Nigeria and other countries in West Africa. The Company was established in the mid-1980s, following his employment in International Paints West Africa Limited, then a subsidiary of Courtaulds Coatings UK.
Chief Nweke has over forty-five (45) years’ experience in industry, both in the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He cut his teeth as a young engineer when he joined Mobil Exploration Nigeria Incorporated (now Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited), as a Pupil Engineer in1974 and resigned as a Drilling Engineer in 1976. Upon his resignation from Mobil, Chief Nweke joined International Paints West Africa Limited, where he rose from Production Manager to become the first Operations Director of the Company. He resigned from his position in 1986 to focus on building his own company, which has grown tremendously over the years and is now one of the leading products and service providers in the paints and inks industry. It has also expanded its product and service line to cover the food and beverage, plastics, personal care, and oil and gas industries.
Chief Nweke was educated in the prestigious Government College, Umuahia in Abia State and subsequently obtained in B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at the Loughborough University of Technology, UK (now Loughborough University). He is a shrewd business man, with a keen eye for investments. He is an avid traveller and reader; and is committed to community development, especially within his home state – Anambra. He is the Chairman of the Nri Microfinance Bank, Anambra State, a position which he has held for over five (5) years.