Ortega is a first class honours graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

He started his career in PriceWaterhouse where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has since held management positions with several organisations Nigeria International Bank Limited, Fidelity Union Merchant Bank,
Guaranty Trust and Crystal Bank. He is currently the Chief Executive of Standard Alliance Group.

Ortega holds directorship positions in the following organisations:

  • Chairman, First Inland Bank PLC
  • Chairman, Vitamalt Plc
  • Chairman/Executive Consultant, PBTG Consulting
  • Vice Chairman, Standard Alliance Insurance Company Limited.