Ayotola Jagun is the Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary of Oando PLC. Prior to joining Oando, she worked as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Capital G Limited, a financial services Group based in Bermuda.
Ayotola is an experienced lawyer with over 26 years of experience, starting her career with Chief Rotimi Williams Chambers, she has worked with other notable companies including Akzo Nobel Plc and PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United Kingdom.
She was formerly Senior Corporate, Risk & Control Manager at Citigroup in Bermuda from January 2007 to August 2008 and Legal Counsel & Assistant Company Secretary of Sara Lee UK Holdings Limited (formerly PLC) from 2002 to 2007, where she managed cross border corporate transactions, acquisitions and restructurings across several jurisdictions.
Ayotola is a specialist in Corporate Law, Compliance, Corporate Governance and Risk Management. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992 and in 2004, obtained an M.Sc.in Corporate & Ethics from the Birkbeck College, University of London. She is a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
Ayotola has a passion for anti-corruption compliance and Corporate Governance. She was co-chair of the 10th Principle Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and is a member of the Board of the Global Compact Nigeria Network, the Nigeria Institute of Directors Committee on Independent Directors and a director of the Clean Business Practice Initiative (CBPI) in Nigeria. She speaks regularly on Anti-corruption, and Corporate Governance at local and international conferences and lectures on Compliance & Risk at the Lagos Business School. Ayotola is a Council Member of the Nigerian Bar Association Women’s Forum (“NBAWF”) and currently heads the NBAWF External Relations Committee. She also heads the Equality in Law focal group of the Nigerian Economic Summit Groups’ Community of Practice on Gender.
Helen Brume is a Deputy General Manager (DGM) and Group Head, Energy and Head Oil and Gas Value Chain for Union Bank Nigeria Plc where she is responsible for the Origination, Structuring and Execution of Oil and Gas Transactions and developing the Oil and Gas Value Chain for the bank.
Prior to this she was the Divisional Head Power, Infrastructure and Project Finance for United Bank for Africa Plc for 5 years. In that role she was primarily responsible for developing UBA’s portfolio for Power and Infrastructure Assets and defining the banks local and regional strategy for the Power and Infrastructure sector and managed a portfolio of assets in excess of $500 Million.
Helen brings forth over 19 years Corporate and Investment Banking experience and has originated, structured and financed several deals. Notable deals include the $122mm financing for the acquisition of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company and the $120 mm for the 100% acquisition of the Ughelli Power Plant.
In 2011, following the acquisition of Oceanic Capital by Ecobank Capital she assumed the role of Head of Power and Infrastructure for the Corporate Bank. In this role she successfully originated and structured several captive power transactions. Notable transactions include a 32MW IPP for a cement manufacturing multinational and a 13MW IPP for a manufacturing industrial cluster.
Prior to UBA, Helen Brume worked was a Vice President and Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Oceanic Capital, (now Ecobank Capital Company Limited, where she was responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of capital market transactions as well as financial and strategic advisory. She successfully advised Oceanic Bank on its strategic global and regional expansion and the divestment of some of its subsidiaries.
Mrs Brume worked at Citibank Nigeria where she was an Assistant Vice President within the Corporate Finance Group. At Citibank she focused primarily on raising and structuring various types of debt financing for corporate clients primarily within the Oil and Gas and Financial Institutions sector.
Prior to Citi, Helen worked at Lehman Brothers for 3 years within the Equity Capital Markets Strategy Group where she was responsible for developing and implementing short and long term business strategy initiatives for an $800mm Equity Sales and Trading Business.
Mrs Brume commenced her career on Wall Street where she worked for Merrill Lynch as a Project Manager and Financial Controller for the Equity Derivative business.
Helen is very passionate about the Nigerian Power sector and is an avid speaker and panelist and is constantly provides thought leadership on initiatives to help enact the right policies and sector reforms. She is a strong advocate of women playing an active role within the Energy space and consistently mentors younger women.
Helen is an alumnus of the prestigious Advanced Management and Leadership Program from the Said Business School, Oxford University. She holds a B.Sc. in Accounting University of Lagos (Second Class Honors, Upper) and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from Rutgers Business School, USA and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
Margaret Nongo-Okojokwu is the editor of Majorwaves Energy Report and a Public Speaker at international oil and gas events. Having practiced journalism for 10 years, she uses these platforms to promote host community development and inclusion in economic activities by Oil majors and other stake holders in the full value chain of the extractive industry in Nigeria and some other African countries. She is also a strong advocate for youth empowerment and mentorship for young professionals.
Margaret studied Mass Communication at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where she obtained a BSc. She later acquired a certificate in Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills from the School of Media and Communications (SMC), Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria. She studied Digital Media and Communications in Civic Leadership at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; USA; where she is currently studying for her master’s in journalism and Mass Communication.
She served as sub-Editor, Ministers Alive Magazine; Senior Correspondent and Acting Editor at the Nigerian Orient News Magazine, Editor Orient Energy Review, a brand she worked hard to build for 8 years before moving on to Majorwaves Energy Report where she currently seats as Editor and Director of Majorwaves Communications limited.
Margaret is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders award. Her work has gotten her recognition by Chevron Nigeria Limited which translated to scholarship at the Pan Atlantic University; other bodies include OPEC (Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries); NCDMB (Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Boards); PETAN (Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria); a host of African development event organisers;
Margaret is the immediate past Publicity Secretary of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria (MWFAAN), an associate member of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) and was recently made the West African Representative of the African Natural Resources Institute (ANRI), Kampala, Uganda.
She is happily married with children.