Meet the team
DR. EMMANUEL ibe kachikwu
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Dr. Ibe Kachikwu was the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources of The Federal Republic of Nigeria (2015-2019) and a former Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). He was nominated and subsequently appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to represent his state of origin, Delta State in the President’s cabinet to oversee institutionalising the task transparency, of reforming accountability and and productivity in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Preceding his nomination and confirmation as an Honourable Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria serving in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, in August 2015 he was appointed to the position of Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) where he set in place the process leading to the on-going transformation at NNPC through the implementation of a thoroughbred strategic plan focused on transforming and reviving the beleaguered state owned Oil Company into a major revenue and profit making enterprise for the Nation.
Ms. Mojisola Olugbemi
Mojisola Olugbemi, an award-winning Legal Practitioner, is the Founding and Principal Partner of the Law Firm of Stark Legal. She is responsible for the annual strategic planning of the Firm, as well as its overall growth and development. She currently leads the Energy (Oil, Gas and Power) and Intermodal Transport (Aviation and Maritime) Teams of the Firm and is actively involved in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Negotiation and Arbitration). Mojisola has represented Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil), Matrix Energy, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Lufthansa German Airlines, Access Bank Plc amongst many others in matters spanning oil spill and environmental issues, banking and international payment systems, employment and labour related issues. In recognition of her vast knowledge of business establishment and corporate governance principles, she sits on the boards of several companies as well as provides company secretarial services to many more.
GENERAL MANAGER - DOWNSTREAM
Chike’s academic background is in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Benin. A seasoned Supply Chain professional with a passion for Sales. This propelled him to study and obtain an Master’s degree in International Trade from The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He has vast experience in downstream oil and gas and oil tanker management. He joined Afric Energy in February 2021 and is the General Manager-Downstream, overseeing the day to day activities of its downstream unit and is responsible for its growth. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport (CMILT) and has attended various training courses including ‘Oil Market Fundamentals’ in Nairobi, Kenya conducted by CITAC Africa LLP.
Prince Harrison, EHIMIYEN
MANAGER, TRENDS AND PUBLIC SECTOR
Prince Harrison has over 10 years cognate experience in the Public Sector space, with a blend of professional theoretical teaching and practical engagement in politics, leadership, youth’s advocacy; serving among others as the Principal Private Secretary to Nigeria's former Group Managing Director NNPC/Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachukwu. His passion to hone his skills in the political space, especially in understanding of the processes involved and gaining practical knowledge on critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills, made him study Political Science and Public Administration during his first degree at the Prestigious University of Benin, Benin City, having previously bagged a Diploma -in- Law, from the same University. In search for more knowledge, he enrolled for, and completed an M.Sc. programme in International Relations; studying variety of courses ranging from policy analysis to policy advocacy. Currently, he is a PhD student in International Relations at the same University.
MANAGER, DOWNSTREAM SECTOR
Emeka Anene is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the University of Benin with 8 years’ experience in the areas of Automotive Engineering (with Carmaker Jaguar’s London Centre), Quality Assurance and Control (with the AG Leventis Group) and Mechanical Engineering Systems and Plant Operations (also with AG Leventis Group). His move to the energy sector began in 1999 with a stint with the National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO), a Subsidiary of the NNPC responsible for the execution of EPC joint venture projects on behalf of the Nigerian Government with the various multi-national oil prospecting oil companies. This was as a Consulting Engineer on safety and hazardous matters. He left at the end of the year to go into private entrepreneurship. He was a founding partner of the Sigmund Group (now known as AITEO ENERGY) and drove the development of the expansion strategy. He specialized in raising finance for the expansion of businesses, acquisitions and evaluation of various scopes. He also had oversight of the Business Development and Processes for the upstream sector. After his departure from Sigmund in 2006, he jointly founded Mettle Energy & Gas Limited and was responsible for Trading, Operations, Financial Activities and the development of the upstream sector. He left in 2007 to start his own companies, Akon Consolidated Limited and Cephwell Resources Limited
DAVID RAYMOND EDET
EXECUTIVE OFFICER, IT & ADMINISTRATION
David Edet is an IT expert with deep oil and gas sector knowledge. He specializes in business analysis, poised with the task of identifying solutions to problems facing the African hydrocarbons sector. A Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, David’s passion for collaboration and success is deep rooted in his social responsibilities. David has held various engagements with institutions like the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nairametrics Financial Advocates, and many more.