NJ Ayuk, the CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, according to Forbes is an African author, entrepreneur, lawyer and oil and gas lobbyist who has used his Making Energy Poverty History Campaign to earn millions of dollars in sponsorship, fees and book deals. His Wall Street Journal bestselling book Billions at Play- the future of African energy and doing deals made him a public figure but also a lot of scorn and hatred from climate groups
Centurion International AG, led by NJ Ayuk, successfully listed its shares on the open market of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange in Germany, marking a historic moment for the firm and the first for an African firm in German Stock Exchange.
From his book sales, real estate, speaking fees, his professional salaries and venture capital endeavors, Ayuk holds an estimated net worth of $58 million, according to fillings in South Africa, Germany, Brunei, Mauritius, Cayman Islands and Delaware.
NJ Ayuk’s Clients, Life and wealth
He has amassed a staggering $58 million over 3 years as per public records. Ayuk advises numerous German companies, including Lufthansa, Strabag, and Deutsche Post DHL Group, in addition to working with myriad energy companies around the world.He served as an advisor to many African high net worth individuals and also Ministers and Presidents. He continues to work as a director and counselor for multiple companies and politicians.
Aside from being a well-known dealmaker in the energy sector and the founder of a leading energy-focused law firm, Ayuk is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in African business today, having spearheaded several initiatives and philanthropic efforts to support African entrepreneurs in recent years. He has also supported controversial projects like drilling for gas in Mozambique, Congo, Nigeria and others. He is known to be very ruthless with opponents and will go at any length to achieve his means.
A Little Background
He is also the creator of African Energy Week where he has become a prolific fundraiser and champion for oil and gas causes in Africa.
In the African corporate market, Ayuk is a well-celebrated figure who has dedicated his professional purpose in restoring the autonomy of African people. He is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, listed in Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Most Influential Men in Africa (2015).
He graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, then William Mitchell College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor and served as president of the student government and an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.