Prior to joining Deep Ocean Oil Limited, Chigozie Ubah was the Technical Adviser and Chief of Staff to the immediate past Minister of Commerce & Industry (2007-2008). In the discharge of this function, he played the key role in evolving the New Industrial Development Policy of Nigeria and its implementation, in developing the New Commodities Market for the country e.g Rice, Cement, Flour, Tomato and Grains. In the same capacity, he was also responsible for the Recapitalisation of the Bank of Industry. Mr Ubah firstly holds a BA from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Cultural Studies (1990) before going on to acquire a BSc and then MSc in Economics from Phoenix University. This he did on scholarship programmes of the governments of the respective countries.