Who’s Who in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry makes available within one source, comprehensive information on Nigerian professionals and entrepreneurs who have and are making significant contribution to the growth and development of the industry.
Nigerian professionals have been contributing significantly to the development of the Nigerian industry since its modest beginnings to its present state of economic significance. However, before now, this important contribution had remained unsung and information on Nigerian professionals in the industry scanty.
The publication documents for posterity, the pioneering roles of Nigerian oil industry professionals and captures the eminent part they have played in growing the sector. It records their specific roles and notes their career achievements.
In addition, the publication captures the high points of the professional lives of oil industry personalities who have offered unparalleled service to the industry. Some of them have retired from service, but their careers as documented here will be a source of inspiration to the present generation and those to come after.
As a reference work, the publication provides quality information for researchers, analysts, policymakers, investors and others interested in the Nigerian petroleum industry.
Franklin Adedeji Akintilo, Chairman of Oil and Gas Publications Ltd, publishers of the Who’s Who said the publication will serve as a ready source of reference for investors wishing to identify persons to contact in the Nigerian industry for business purposes.
Outlining the purpose of the project, he said “we are not recognising money bags and their agents; we are honouring the men and women who have had outstanding careers in the Nigerian oil and gas industry”.
Roland Obasa, Editor of the publication said given the general reticence of Nigerians to offer information about themselves, it took a high level of persistence, determination, and commitment to realise this unique project.
The publication is arranged in four sections: the first section profiles professionals in the upstream sector. The second section lists professionals in the downstream sector. The third section lists policymakers and industry regulators. A fourth section profiles providers of professional services to the industry.
Chamberlain Oyibo, Chairman and Managing Director of Prime Energy Resources Ltd, and former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, wrote the foreword for the publication.
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Franklin Adedeji Akintilo has a B.Sc in Economics from University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Master’s Degree in Operations Research from American University Washington DC, USA, and underwent post graduate studies in Industrial Economics at Carnegie-Mallon University, Pittsburg, USA.
An astute entrepreneur, Akintilo early in his career worked as a system analyst with International Business Machines, IBM, Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He also worked as a consultant for the Federal Government at the Lagos consultancy unit of the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, NISER. His brief covered conceptualization, design, negotiations and monitoring of industrial projects.
He served as a member of the Ministerial Committee on Electric Power Sector Reform Implementation Committee, BPE.
He later founded Akin-Sulaimon Franklin and Associates, a firm which provides consultancy services for Oil and Gas projects.
Founder of Oil and Gas Publications Ltd, Akintilo in his position as Chairman/Publisher is involved with actualization of the company’s projects including Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Annual and the Who’s Who in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
Roland Obasa, Editor of Who’s Who in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry holds degrees in Economics and Journalism. He had his education in Ghana and Britain.
His professional career traverses journalism, economic consulting and public relations.
Obasa has worked in senior editorial positions with some of the leading media organizations in Nigeria, including Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, the Guardian, Corporate Journal, Policy Magazine and Petrobusiness Journal. He has covered and written extensively on the oil industry for almost two decades. At Oil and Gas Publications Ltd, he holds the position of Managing Editor.