Timothy Ononiwu

Chief Financial Officer

Timothy Ononiwu


Timothy Ononiwu is an accomplished finance executive with extensive experience spanning project financing, financial advisory, capital raising, business development and project management across the energy, environmental and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Axxela in 2018, he held senior management positions in various financial and non-financial institutions including Executive Director and Head of Thermal Power and Oil & Gas, Project Finance North America at BBVA Securities (NY), Co-Head of Energy & Industrials at Fitch Ratings (NY), Director and Head of Thermal/Oil & Gas at Dexia (NY) and Head of Business Development and Project Finance at a pioneer indigenous power development and distribution company in Nigeria. His transactions have won ‘Deal of the Year’ awards from Project Finance International and Euromoney publications. He led Axxela’s inaugural N11.5bn bond issuance in 2020 and its dual-listing on the Nigeria Exchange and FMDQ Exchange. He recently concluded another successful N15bn bond issuance.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & ESG Capital Markets Africa 2025

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2022

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Nigeria 2019

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020