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Leadership

Adeleke Adedipe
Chief Operating Officer

Is a registered petroleum engineer with 35 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry. Leke has extensive experience in Production Operations and Maintenance Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Production Technology, Reservoir Management and Production Enhancement coupled with a successful track record in Corporate Security.

Samuel Olotu
Chief Technical Officer

Is a broad based Geoscientist with over 25 years of experience. Sam has held senior management positions working on key flag-ship Exploration and Production projects and has a successful track record in Integrated Exploration and Asset Portfolio Development, Strategy Development and Stakeholder Management.

Shola Adekeye
Managing Director, LEKOIL Gas & Power

With over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Shola has excelled in various commercial and technical leadership roles. He leads Lekoil’s Gas & Power business with a focus on profitably monetising equity gas in existing assets and generating new businesses to create a thriving enterprise.

taShi Shiimi-ya-Shiimi
Managing Director, LEKOIL Namibia

Mr. Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is the Managing Director of LEKOIL Namibia and is responsible for managing and overseeing the Namibian operations. Mr. Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is a founding member of LEKOIL Namibia and also a shareholder in the AIM listed holding company, LEKOIL Ltd.

Mr. Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is very active in the Namibian economy and holds interests in various sectors. He has an MBA from St. Thomas University in Minneapolis, MN; and a Bachelors in Accounting & Finance from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

Godwin Okeke
General Manager, Safety, Health, Environment & Security (SHES)

Is a certified SHE auditor with over 25 years of extensive experience in Leadership and Management positions. His experience includes Operating Management Systems framework design and implementation, Business Planning and JV management interfaces/client liaison, firefighting, advanced medical emergency responses & survival techniques, and large fleet management.

Dotun Adejuyigbe
Head, Commercial

Has wide-ranging experience in Project Management, Consulting, Private Equity and Corporate Finance across projects in Africa, Europe, North and South America. He is responsible for coordinating the commercial, business and strategic planning functions at Lekoil Limited.

Kike Fajemirokun
Manager, Human Resources

Is an experienced Human Resources professional in the Oil & Gas Industry. Kike is responsible for all HR activities, talent development and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes and plays a key role in overall team development.

Gloria Iroegbunam
Head, Legal

Has over 10 years of experience as a legal practitioner. Gloria has experience advising on the Acquisitions, Divestitures, Operation and Management of Oil & Gas assets, alternative tax structures for the financing of upstream activity, joint ventures, compliance matters, corporate management governance, and business development.

Hamilton Esi
Head, Corporate Communications

Has served in senior management roles where he led projects in the United States, Asia, the Middle East and Nigeria. Hamilton’s experience includes developing and structuring Strategic Communications such as Internal and External Communications, Public Relations, Partner Relations and Government Affairs.

Kehinde Ladipo
Senior Exploration Advisor

Has over 35 years experience in exploration geology and is an award-winning and leading Nigerian expert in the geosciences (specialising in sedimentology, geology and geophysics). Dr. Ladipo has held various senior management
positions' corporate responsibilities.

Ifeoma Ajoku
General Manager, Supply Chain Management

Has broad experience in sourcing and procurement in the Oil & Gas industry. She has been responsible for implementing policies, procedures and processes as well as developing sourcing and implementation plans, timelines and resources. Mrs Ajoku has experience leading the request for information, quotation, proposal and bidding processes, minimising risk and maximising value in terms of quality, delivery and total cost.

Keji Ajayi
Manager, Corporate Finance

Keji Ajayi is responsible for the short-term and strategic funding of Lekoil. Prior to joining LEKOIL Keji was at Oando, participating in all debt capital raising and M&A. She has over ten years of finance and investment banking experience at The Carlyle Group focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa; and at JP Morgan and Crédit Suisse focusing on Leveraged Finance in Oil & Gas. Holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Alfred Castaneda
Manager, Investor Relations

Has vast experience with management positions in the Oil & Gas and Maritime sectors. He oversees Lekoil Limited’s Investor Relations program, maintaining and expanding relationships with investors and shareholders. He directs ongoing dialog with the investment community, implementing new investment strategies and procedures.

Richards Ige
Financial Controller

Is a chartered accountant with comprehensive understanding of financial organisational workflow in public and private sector. Richards has over 28 years of experience which span across various areas including Tax Analysis, Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, Core Auditing, Business Advisory Services, General Accounting, IT Analysis, IT Auditing, IT (SAP) Implementation.