Engr. Olubunmi Obembe
Having served with Total E&P for 35 years as Engineer, GM Supply Chain, EGM Technical Services & Nigerian Content, and finally as Director, Oil & Gas Commercial, Engr. Obembe retired in August 2015. His experience track saw him working in Nigeria, France and Holland. He has also supplemented his qualifications with various technical and managerial courses in foreign institutions including The Institute Francais de Petrol (IFP), INSEAD, and University of Chicago.
Most notably, Engr. Obembe pioneered the establishment and entrenchment of local content, not only in Total, but in the Oil sector in Nigeria. He led very actively in all the conversations that ultimately culminated in the promulgation of the Nigerian Content Act in 2010. He currently chairs the Board of the International Center for Energy West Africa.
A commercially astute adviser, Yinka is the Managing Director of the International Center for Energy. Specializing in innovative energy projects and cross border commercial transactions across Africa, Yinka boasts increasing experience representing multi-national and indigenous organisations in East and West Africa and regional expertise in the commercial practicalities of successfully navigating major transactions within African energy and natural resources industries. Prior to returning to Nigeria in 2012, Yinka worked as Corporate Legal Executive in the UK, developing extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial Law. In all, Yinka has over seven years local and international experience on a wide range of corporate commercial transactions including corporate finance structuring, private equity and venture capital investment projects.
Yinka has a keen ability for project management and distinct reputation for her commercial acumen. She holds an LLB from Kingston University, UK and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. She completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in 2007.
Dr. Moses Amadasun
With experience that spans nearly four decades in various stages of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering profession, Dr. Amadasun has worked as a Technician, Technologist, Engineer, Teacher and Researcher. Dr. Amadasun started a career in academics in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma. He proceeded in 1984 to Imperial College of Science & Technology, University of London for a PH.D programme, which he completed in 1988 and afterwards joined the academic staff of the University. During his period in academics, he
specialized in the domain of Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, with applications in Remote Sensing, Robotics and Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Amadasun has published Papers, Articles and given Lectures in the area of Digital Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Telecoms, and the Electricity Industry. Some of these, to mention a few include a paper titled “Managing the Telecom Challenge for Oil and Gas activities in Nigeria’s Deep and Ultra Deep Offshore” delivered at the Offshore West Africa Conference in 2005. Dr. Amadasun was a member of the Panel of Experts constituted by NERC in 2006 to develop the Grid and Metering Codes for the emerging Nigerian Electricity Market following the deregulation of the Power Sector.
Kehinde Aina is the Founding Partner of Aina Blankson LP, one of Africa’s leading international law firms with its head office located in Lagos, Nigeria. For over 20 years, he has recurrently been engaged in domestic and international arbitrations for multinationals and governments. With proficiency in Mergers and Acquisitions, Regulatory Reform and Corporate Finance, Kenny has represented leading commercial and investment banks as well as many multinationals and public sector organizations that are leaders in their fields of governance, business and industry.
He has been instrumental in shaping several landmark policies in Nigeria’s legal, judicial and commercial clime across several sectors including insurance, capital markets, commercial dispute resolution and justice sector reforms. Founder of the Negotiation & Conflict Management Group International (NCMG International), Kehinde Aina in 2002 founded the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, (the first court connected ADR Centre in Africa) and was instrumental in the development and drafting of the Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse Law of Lagos State 2007. Thereafter, he led the team that revised the Court of Appeal Rules in 2011. Similarly, he initiated the establishment of the Supreme Court Mediation Centre and is currently part of the Committee mandated to revise the Supreme Court Rules Rules. He also sits as a Legal Consultant to the World Bank as a primary resource and representative on a number of research projects and commercial transactions.
Engr. Chinaka Mac Nwogu
Engr. Chinaka Mac Nwogu was the former Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS). Engr. Nwogu holds a B.Sc. Hons. in Civil Engineering (1978) and also an M. Eng. in Civil Engineering (1986) both obtained from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Engr. Chinaka Mac Nwogu joined the services of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in March, 1992. Prior to joining the NNPC, Engr. Nwogu worked with the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu as a Senior Lecturer. He also had a stint with Prime Services Engineers/African Development Bank Collaboration and Integrated Consultant Nigeria Ltd.
Engr. Nwogu is a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a registered engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Engr. Reynolds Dagogo-Jack
Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack is a chartered civil engineer with over thirty years’ experience. He was a foundation member of the Presidential Task Force on Power (PTFP) inaugurated in 2010 to design, develop and implement the Nigeria Power Sector Reform Agenda.
Between 2010 and 2012 he was Senior Special Assistant to the President in charge of monitoring the National Integrated Power Projects, a special supply capacity expansion initiative covering the construction of over 400 projects nationwide worth over US$5 billion which included 4773 megawatts of brand new natural gas-fired power plants and associated gas infrastructure, transmission backbone and distribution projects. Subsequently, he became the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Power and member of the Presidential Action Committee on Power which was chaired by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the apex clearing house for driving the power reform agenda.
He is widely respected as a key resource person and has contributed immensely to the ongoing reform and privatization of Nigeria’s electricity sector. He was listed as one of the twenty most experienced & influential technocrats on Power Sector reform initiatives in East/West Africa in 2014 by the ESI Africa Journal on Power.