Board Members


Edo Ukpong


Edo Ukpog has an LLB (Hons) 2nd Class Upper Division from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife 1984.


Edo Ukpong served on the State Counsel in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice from 1985-1986. He was assistant Lecturer at the University of Uyo from 1986-1987.


Edo Ukpong rose to the position of Associate in the Law Firm of Ajumogobia, Okeke & Oyebode from 1987, from where he resigned in 1991 to co-found the Law Firm of Ukpong & Omotoso.


He is an experienced energy lawyer, and advises many oil service companies, as well as upstream and downstream oil companies.


He is qualified to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and was appointed as Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1985.



Mr. James Ogungbemi

Managing Director

James Ogungbemi obtained a B.Sc in Chemistry from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1971. He then proceeded to obtain a post graduate diploma in analytical chemistry and a certificate in engineering from the University of Ibadan and Nissan Chemical Industries, Japan respectively. Subsequently he studied for a Masters degree in analytical chemistry and instrumentation at the Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK.


James Ogungbemi has over 34 years of experience in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria having worked in various capacities for a number of institutions such as the Federal Superphosphate Fertilizer Company Limited Kaduna (FSFC), where he worked as the Chief Analytical and Research Chemist and the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (KRPC) where he rose to the position of Procurement Manager.


At the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) he was the Head, Production Planning and Control. He also worked with the Pipeline & Products Marketing Company (PPMC) where he functioned in the capacity of Area Manager, Mosinmi Operations before rising to the position of Executive Director, Operations. He has since been active in other private business development ventures in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry. 




Mr. Obumneme Okonkwo

Founding Director 

Mr Okonkwo has a BSc in Statistics from the University of Ibadan. He has over 20 years of dedicated service at Nigerian National Petroleum Company (“NNPC”) which he joined in 1978 after which he was seconded to Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Limited as a statistician.


In 1988, Mr Okonkwo rose to the position of O/C of Export Section of PPMC where he oversaw all the export related activities of refined products produced by Nigerian refineries.


Mr Okonkwo was promoted to the position of Head of Sales PPMC in 1992 where his responsibilities included managerial leadership of all PPMC’s imports and exports activities. From 1995 to 1997 he acted as MD, PPMC and Executive Director of Services.


In 1997, Mr Okonkwo became the General Manager, Commercial (PPMC) where his portfolio included entire oversight of the commercial activities of PPMC.


In 1998, Mr Okonkwo rose to become Managing Director Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Limited.


He is currently the Chairman of the following companies: Tacoma Trading Company Nigeria Ltd, FenderCare Nigeria Limited and Bulkship Tankers Nigeria Ltd. 




Nonny Ugboma


Nonny Ugboma has a Master of Science (M.Sc), International Management , King's College London, University of London , 1994; and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Accounting and Financial Analysis from University of Warwick, 1992.


She served as the Education Portfolio Manager, MTN Nigeria Telecommunications from April 2004 – June 2008; as Business Planner/Financial Analyst, MTN Nigeria Communications from April 2003 – April 2004.


Nonny Ugboma currently heads the MTN Foundation, as the Executive Secretary.




Moroti Adedoyin-Adeyinka


Mrs. Adedoyin-Adeyinka obtained a B.Sc in Economics from the University of Lagos (1991). An alumna of the prestigious Harvard University, Boston USA, where she obtained a diploma in General Management in 2008, she has had over 11 years experience as a chartered accountant since she qualified under the auspices of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has functioned in varying capacities in the accounting profession, for a number of reputable organisations.


Mrs. Adedoyin-Adeyinka started her career with Coopers & Lybrand accounting firm, now PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), where she worked from 1991 to 1995 as a trainee accountant. In that same year, her versatile nature saw her pursuing a diploma in French from the Badagry French Village and then a brief stint with Interworld Management & Services from 1995 to 1997 as an office manager, overseeing the finance department and carrying out general administrative duties of the firm.


She worked as an accountat with KLM from 1998 to 2001, before joining Sahara Group in 2002 where she worked a Finance Manager, rose to the position of Group Treasurer in 2006 and then was subsequently appointed as CEO  of the Group's Trading arm in 2009. Mrs Adedoyin-Adeyinka has since participated in other private business development ventures in the oil and gas industry.



Ms. Ronke Onadeko


Ms. onadeko is a seasoned businesswoman with over 23 years experience in the oil and gas operations, trading and marketing, and management. She brings complimentary skills in relationship building, strategy, business development and networking.


She is the principal consultant at DRNL Consult Limited, UK and Delt-R Company Limited, Nigeria.


She has acted as Country Director and In-country Representative for BNP Paribas in Nigeria since 2005. She advises BNP Paribas and represents the bank's entire service offering, speecifically Corporate & Investment Banking, Asset Management and Wealth Management. 


Ms. Onadeko also acts as an independent consultant to Facility for Oil Sector Transparency and Accountability ("FOSTER") in Nigeria, an initiative of the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and as an agent for international clients in the entergy, power and oil and gas and telecommunication sectors. 


She obtained her Bacherlor's Degree in Resource Development from the University of Rhode Island, USA and her MBA from Durham University's Business School in the United Kingdom and the China-Europe International Business School, Shanghai (CEIBS), China. She is an alumna of the Lagos Business School (the Pan African University) and obtained post graduate training at Oxford University's College of Petroleum and Energy Studies. 


She is a Fellow of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Program and has received numberous awards for her contribution to entrepreneurship and business development.

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