David is Founder and CEO of GasInvest Limited. He has over 23-years industry experience spanning both the private and public sector. He was the immediate past Group Executive Director – Gas & Power, at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 2011-2015. Previously, David also worked as Petroleum Engineer with Shell International Petroleum Company (Netherlands, Scotland & Nigeria) and in Strategy consulting with Accenture UK, in London. He also served as Adviser to the Honourable Minister of Petroleum and was pioneer Managing Director of the Gas Aggregation Company of Nigeria.
David has driven efforts in developing Nigeria’s gas policy and its implementation. He is the architect of the Nigerian Gas master plan and led its implementation, including pricing methodologies, market and infrastructure development. As part of the Gas Master-plan effort, he conceived the idea of the Gas Revolution Industrial park at Ogidigben, Delta State and played a key role in securing investors for fertilizer, petrochemical and methanol plant for the project. Whilst in NNPC, he also had the responsibility to drive NNPC’s gas and power agenda, in terms of market development and capture. He held diverse Board Positions including Chairman of the West African Gas Pipeline Company, Board member of the Brass LNG company, Chairman of the Nigerian Shipping and Manning Company (subsidiary of NLNG). David has significant knowledge and experience of the gas industry.
David holds a First-Class BSc (Mech. Eng.) from the University of Lagos, PhD in Engineering from Cambridge University, UK and an MBA from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.