Mr Amaechi Ndili represents the quintessence of established entrepreneurs in Africa; his unfailing and effective working strategy has led to the establishment of a strong empire with a strong base in the West African region. He is the CEO of Lionstone Group a premier investment and holding company operating in the West African Region with a number of subsidiaries focused on Oil & Gas, Hotels & Hospitality, Healthcare and Real Estate. Golden Tulip West Africa is a premier owner, operator of hotels in the West African region. Co-owned by Louvre Hotel Group, Starwood Capital and Lionstone Group — Golden Tulip West Africa operates luxury, and super luxury hotels in the West African region. With over 1,200 rooms across 6 leading hotels in Accra, Kumasi, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Warri.
Through its investments in Lionstone Energy & Marine Services and Golden Tulip West Africa (a joint venture with Louvre Hotel Group and Starwood Capital), Lionstone Group has become one of the largest operators of liftboats and hospitality assets in West Africa.
He also serves as the Head of Nigerian Operations for Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) which is an international private equity firm focused on investing across the African continent including Francophone Africa, with offices spread across the world (Morocco, South Africa, Cameroon, Cote d’ivoire, Tunisia and Nigeria) where he directs the Company’s investments within the West African Region.
He was until the formation of Lionstone in 2004, a Managing Director at GE Capital Real Estate Group. Prior to joining GE Capital, Amaechi was a strategy consultant with Mckinsey and Company providing strategic advice to companies primarily in the Real Estate, Oil & Gas and Power sectors. Prior to Mckinsey, he was an Investment Banker with the Leveraged Finance Group at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in New York. From 1991 to 1995, he was the Director of Developments for the Honsey trust, a UK based Social Housing Developer and a Development Manager at Westbury Homes. Amaechi worked as an architect with James Cubitt and Partners in Lagos & London.
Amaechi has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an M.Sc. from the University of Bath, UK. He also has a B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in Architecture from the University of Nigeria.
Amaechi is an Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance and Real Estate at the Lagos Business School.