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Ernest Nwapa

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.