Engr. Nwapa (MNSE) is currently the Chairman of the advisory board of Plus Petroleum and advises on growth and strategy direction for the Company. Nwapa was appointed as the pioneer Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board in April 2010 following the signing of the Nigerian Content Act, where he served until May 2015. He has worked for many years in the international oil and gas industry, gaining most of his experience within various capacities and functions at NNPC.
His appointment as the pioneer Nigerian Content Coordinator in 2004, threw up the challenge of translating volumes of stakeholder recommendations into a comprehensive, implementable policy document, which was submitted to the Federal Government in February 2005 and provided the framework for setting up the NCD in March 2005 where he worked up until his appointment as Group General Manager Nigerian Content Division of NNPC in March 2010 in recognition of his noted contributions to the development of the industry in Nigeria.
Engr Nwapa is a 1982 graduate of the Civil Engineering Department (B.Engr) of the University of Nigeri, Nsukka, graduating with honors. Engr Nwapa sits on the board of various Oil & Gas companies including Saipem Contracting, NERIN, Tenaris S.A, Seplat Producing amongst several others. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Content Future Concepts ltd (NCFC). Engr Nwapa has written several papers and made presentations on the subjects of local content development and capacity building both locally and internationally and is now internationally recognized and well known for his advocacy and promotion of capacity building and local content development in national oil and gas industries.
Olu-Mayowa brings extensive cross-sectoral expertise from his concurrent directorship roles spanning across several industries in Nigeria. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Caracal Oil & Gas. Before joining Caracal, Olu-Mayowa led the business development strategy for an upstream oil and gas services contractor with an asset base of over USD 600 Million. He sits on the board of several oil & energy service companies in addition to his role as Caracal’s CEO.
He has over 10 years of senior-level exposure to a variety of businesses from the energy to the retail sector, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, U.K. Olu-Mayowa is an alumnus of Escuela De Alta Dirección Y Administración (E.A.D.A.) in Barcelona, Spain – where he completed the International Business Management program. An elected speaker of the Nation Building Committee (Global Young Leaders Council), he presented at the United Nations General Assembly, the concept of permanent representation for non-veto countries on the Security Council – a motion adopted for further deliberation in 2005 and implemented today. His passions range from polo, jet-skiing and skiing to poetry and his award-winning photography. He also founded, and remains heavily involved with, the ‘Give a Wheelchair’ project which donates 100 wheelchairs yearly to those in need.
Ifeanyi Ajuluchukwu is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Montserrado Investments Limited, an Energy Infrastructure development company focused on emerging markets. He also sits on the board of Conex Refining Holdings Limited (Liberia), OPAC Refinery Limited (Nigeria) and Caldera Energy Holdings Limited (Mauritius).
Prior to setting up Montserrado Investments Limited, Ifeanyi Ajuluchukwu spent over a decade in Corporate and Investment Banking with a focus on project finance transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry and later on in the Telecommunications Industry. He went on to join Barclays Bank Offshore Corporate Team as the Relationship Director for West Africa before transitioning into the Oil and Gas Industry, when he joined Century Group as an Executive Director in change of Strategy and Diversification and also sat on the board of Century Ports and Terminals Limited. Ifeanyi Ajuluchukwu has a Bsc in Economics from the University of Lagos and an Msc in International Finance from the Leeds University Business School (UK).