Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is a distinction graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He bagged a first class degree in Law and was best grandaunt and multiple awards winner from both Institutions. He thereafter obtained a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard Law School USA, with distinctions.
He has worked as an Investment Attorney in USA, as General Counsel with Texaco Upstream and Downstream in Nigeria and is now Executive Vice Chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and General Counsel for Exxon Mobil Nigeria affiliate Upstream and Downstream Companies in Nigeria.
He has forayed into business, working as Chairman and CEO of his own Companies in Downstream Petroleum, Law Practice and Consultancy and Publishing. He has lectured in Nigeria, at Harvard and various Institutions around the world as either a visiting lecturer or professor in Law.
He has three published law books in Investment Law and Contracts and numerous articles in various Journals. In his capacity as General Counsel of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria, he oversees the compliance programs of Exxon Mobil in Nigeria and advices on issues related to adherence with compliance regulations and Anti-Corruption Laws for the company in Africa.
Engr. Saidu A. Mohammed is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Gas & Power Directorate of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. He served as the President of the Nigerian Gas Association from 2012 to 2014.
In his over 35 years practice in the industry, he has contributed immensely to the development of the Nigerian gas sector including the development and commercialization of Natural Gas, Design and Construction of gas infrastructure and supply systems.
In the course of his career, he has held various technical and management positions, some of which are as follows:
Engineer Mohammed is an avid golf player.
Nicolas Terraz was appointed Managing Director of Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria in September 2015. He is also Total Group Representative in Nigeria.
Prior to his current position, Nicolas Terraz was Vice-President, New Ventures & Asset Management, for Total Exploration and Production.
He served as Managing Director of Total E&P France (from 2011 to 2013) and as Managing Director of Total E&P Myanmar and Total Group Representative in Myanmar (from 2008 to 2011) and before this, he held positions for Total in Qatar and at the Head Office.
Mr. Terraz joined Total in 2001, after working for seven years in the French Ministry of Industry and in the French Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.
Born in 1969, he is married with four children.
Osagie Okunbor was appointed the Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) and Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria in 2015.
A graduate of Business Administration, Osagie has over 30 years industry experience in Nigeria, the UK, Brunei and the Netherlands.
His previous roles in the Shell Group include: Senior Adviser for Upstream International Operated business; Vice President Human Resources for Sub-Saharan Africa; Vice President for Infrastructure and Logistics in Nigeria and Human Resources Director in Nigeria.
He also chairs the Oil Producers Trade Section of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is married and blessed with three children. He enjoys music and football
Taofik Adegbite as the Chief Executive Officer of Marine Platforms is charged with overall responsibility of its strategy formulation, performance monitoring and continuous improvement. Prior to his assumption of the role of Chief Executive Officer, he was the Director of Strategy and Business Development of the company.
He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan and attended the London School of Economics for a certificate course in Strategy & Organization Management as well as Harvard Business School OPM 44. He has undergone various leadership trainings such as Institute Of Directors (IOD) Advanced Company Direction Program.
Taofik started his career with Agricultural Project Monitoring & Evaluation Unit, (World Bank Project). He later proceeded to the UK where he bagged his Cisco certification and worked on contract with NHS (Hammersmith Hospital) as IT Engineer.
He is married to Chioma with children.
Dr. Ladi Bada is the managing director/CEO of Shoreline Natural Resources; an indigenous oil and gas exploration and production company with reserves in excess of 1 billion barrel, and production in excess of 50 kbbl/day.
Even as a trained medical doctor, Dr. Bada’s passion to build the indigenous oil and gas industry and local content drove him to work in and develop this sector. He worked as an adviser to Oriental Energy a Nigerian exploration and production company from 2004 to 2010. In that role, he worked with the executive chairman to farm out and develop their three offshore assets.
He was also involved in the various development cycle of the Ebok field from exploration to development and eventually to production. While at Oriental Energy, he led teams to develop oil and gas investment in Egypt, Sudan, and Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Bada worked in Nigeria and Algeria to develop opportunities in the proposed Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline for Oriental Energy and NNPC. He is a director in several Nigerian companies including Costain West Africa Plc, a foremost civil infrastructure company
Ebiaho Emafo is a graduate of the University of Benin, He also holds an MBA from Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff and a Masters Degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the University of Cranfield School of Management, UK. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, United Kingdom.
He has about twenty (26) years experience in Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain Management and business startup and transformation within the oil and gas, manufacturing, telecoms & Intergovernmental organizations and has extensive experience and a proven track record in the delivery of key business results in dynamic and demanding commercial environments
Prior to joining Eroton E & P, he worked for the United Nations, Procurement Division, New York on assignment to Entebbe, Uganda, responsible for developing as a start up, the Regional Procurement Office and servicing UN Field Missions in Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cote D I’viore, UNISFA, The United Nations Interim Force for Abyei & The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)
Prior to that he has held several Director level positions, which have included; Supply Chain Management Director, Airtel Ghana Limited, where he formed and developed the supply chain management function of the new Zain acquisition in Ghana (Greenfield Operation). He was also the Regional Procurement Director for Zain Communications Limited (East & South East Africa), responsible for Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya and Zambia.
Other Positions held include, Head of Purchasing Lafarge Nigeria Plc, Head, Procurement & Services Oando Plc, Head of Warehouse (Materials) and Head of Purchasing Total Upstream Nigeria Limited, Project Officer, United Nations Peace Forces, Former Yugoslavia, Administrative Office, Crown Prosecution Services, UK
Mr Mordecai Danteni Baba Ladan is a Petrochemist by profession who joined the DPR in November 1987 as a Senior Analytical Chemist and was deployed to the Safety & Environment Branch under the then Technical Services Division. He rose through the ranks to occupy various key positions within the organization including Zonal Operations Controller, DPR Kaduna. Having attained the rank of Deputy Director, he was appointed Head of the Downstream Monitoring & Regulation Division from October 2005 to June 2013. Thereafter, he was appointed Head of the Gas Monitoring & Regulation Division from June 2013 to May 2014. Then lastly he was appointed as the Head of the Safety, Health & Environment Division in May 2014 until his current appointment as the Acting Director then Director of Petroleum Resources.