Our People

John Ehi Addeh


John is Chairman of the Caritas Group and its subsidiaries. He is an entrepreneur, private investor, philanthropist and also Chairman of Ewalen Image and Corporate Services. Mr. Addeh also sits on the Board of several companies including 9-9 Energy Resources, KANU Asset Management LLC and the Abuja Jazz Club, and serves as Trustee of Kaiser Foundation for Social Development. He has served as Chairman, Governing Board of the Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and the Governing Board of Total Pension Fund.

Mr. Addeh had a long career at Total Upstream Company before he retired in January 2012 as Executive Director and Member of the Board of the multinational Oil and Gas Company.

Mr.  Addeh has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Benin and has attended Executive Education Courses at the London Business School, INSEAD in France and the IMD in Switzerland. He is an honorary Fellow at three prestigious professional institutions: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists and the Institute of Petroleum Studies, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

He is an accomplished coach and speaker with professional interests in Oil and Gas business development, Assets and Financial Management, sustainable energies and business ethics. He is a keen golfer, philanthropist, and a promoter of the Arts, writes music and plays the alto saxophone. Mr. Addeh is happily married and has two children.