Winnie I. Nwapa is the General Manager, Legal, Compliance and Administration of Plus Petroleum Limited, a position she has held since joining the company in January of 2019. In this position, Winnie oversees its legal matters. Winnie also works with the Human Resources Department to ensure the employees are securing accordance with the Company’s internal policies.
Winnie is the current Deputy Managing Director of NG Electrometer Limited, an indigenous manufacturer of electricity meters. Prior to joining Plus Petroleum, Winnie Nwapa worked in the Corporate and Capital Markets & Securities practice group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, an AmLaw 100 general service law firm.
She gained extensive and substantive experience advising and representing clients in the energy, construction, biotechnology and medical technology industries and assisted those clients in transactions ranging from stock and asset sales and acquisitions, debt financing for private and publicly held companies, compliance with SEC reporting regulations, and other corporate governance and reorganization matters. Her clients were middle market and large companies, and her deal values ranged from US$30 million to US$500 million.
Winnie also worked in the Houston office of BHP Billiton, a multinational mining, metals and petroleum public company, where she assisted the Company Secretary in ensuring that the statutory compliance obligations of the more than 100 entities managed in over 50 jurisdictions globally were accurately maintained. Winnie graduated from New York University School of Law in 2014 with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and from New York University College of Arts and Sciences in 2011, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).