Nigerian Content Development Manager
Uzoma Akalabu joined Seven Energy as Nigerian Content Development Manager in October 2012. He was previously Public Affairs and Nigerian Content Development Manager at DeltaAfrik Engineering from 2007-2012. He has a first degree in accounting and MBA in finance and strategic planning. He has worked in various managerial roles spanning 26 years across a range of industries.
Uzoma’s quest to add value to the Nigerian human capital base has resulted in a number of local content initiatives to enhance economic sustainability within producing regions and maximize local benefits through partnerships among government, companies and civil society organisations. In June 2014 he established a local vendor forum targeted at small, medium and community contractors to address key areas of project delivery and implementation. Attendees included the NCDMB Awka Ibom and Cross River States. The quality and resourcefulness of local content has provided a range of additional benefits in terms of building better relationships with project affected communities and maintaining social coordination.