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    An innovative thought process consistently guides our service delivery at Neconde. Also worth noting are our highly driven staff and consultants who continue to analyse challenges that may arise in the performance of their duties and seek innovative ways to overcome them.


    With significant government input, we are actively leading the pack and positively transforming the oil and gas industry of Nigeria, and ultimately Africa in the next ten years. We are confident in our ability to achieve this goal and look forward to the future.

    Monday Raymond Okoro

    Managing Director

    Monday is an accomplished corporate executive in the international petroleum industry with over 30 years’ experience spanning Africa, Asia Pacific, C.I.S, Europe, South America, North America, and the Middle East. His functional experience cuts across multi-disciplines including Field Operations, Drilling Engineering, Integrated Project Management, Integrated Field Development Planning and Execution, Finance Management, Human Resources Management, Manufacturing, Product Development, Technology Management, Strategy Management, Mergers & Acquisition, Structured Project Finance, Management of Health, Safety, Security and Environment, Sustainability, Marketing and General Management. He has also served on the board of several alliances and joint ventures in different countries. Trained as a petroleum engineer at the University of Ibadan, he joined Schlumberger as a Field Engineer in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.

    He has held several positions of increasing responsibilities within Schlumberger including Drilling Engineer, Engineering Services Manager in Lagos, District Manager in Warri, HR Manager, VP, GMD, President & CEO at various times in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia.

    Prior to joining Schlumberger, Monday began his industry experience with Shell in Port-Harcourt as a Well Site Petroleum Engineer between 1990 and 1992. Monday is a Sloan Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a holder of the FT Level 7 Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma from London UK. 

    Happiness Ifeyinwa Ufomadu

    Chief Technical Officer

    Happiness is a seasoned Petroleum Engineer with over 27 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry as an Asset management practitioner with a broad base of technical and managerial expertise.

    Over these years, she has built a reputation as a subject matter expert (SME) in Reserves Assessment and Governance, Subsurface Analysis, Production Engineering, Third Party Financed Projects management, Strategic and Business Planning, Asset Development and Asset Management.

    A graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, she joined Texaco Overseas as a Log Analyst in 1995.

    She moved on to Chevron after the Chevron-Texaco merger where she held positions of increasing responsibilities working across multiple RM (reservoir management) functions and groups. Her Asset development and management experience spans across multiple terrains ranging from Land, Swamp, near-Shore and Offshore Assets and facilities; including brown fields under waterflood.

    She also held management roles in the Strategy and Planning division responsible for managing the Deepwater portfolios and JV Third-Party Funded Projects, with extensive experience around Stakeholders and Partner relationship management.

    She holds an executive MBA from the Lagos Business School. She is also a member of SPE, NSE and COREN.

    Chichi Emenike

    Head, Gas Ventures

    Chichi has over twenty (20) years experience in the Oil and Gas spanning across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Her capabilities cut across diverse spectrums including but not limited to business development and strategy, engineering, project conceptualization & management, deals structuring, stakeholder management, technical procurement and overall contract administration.

    She holds a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Enugu State University of Science & Technology and an MBA in Oil & Gas Management from the prestigious Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) and a certified member with the Council for The Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

    Chichi started her early career in the Nigerian Oil & Gas industry as a Project Engineer with Exxon Mobil Nigeria Limited where she garnered cutting edge industry skills and experiences over a 10 year period. She moved on to other organizations where she gathered diverse experience across the entire industry value chain. She is well-versed in negotiating industry contracts and has strong track records of closing commercial deals with venture partners as well as being versatile in structuring and financing of projects to ensure optimum value creation for all stakeholders.

    Presently, Chichi is replicating her success strides in Neconde Energy Limited as the Head, Gas Ventures where she is responsible for driving the company’s Gas business and positioning Neconde as a lead player for developing Gas supply in Nigeria. Also, Chichi is piloting the development and commercialization of Neconde’s Associated Gas (AG) and Non-Associated Gas (NAG) to boost production in alignment with the company’s strategic mandate of being responsible for about 12% of Nigeria’s total domestic Gas supply. One of her main and core is the focus around unlocking the company’s Gas potential of over 3.8tcf of Gas reserves for increase value optimization for growth and profitability. In her present capacity, she is also facilitating the investment drive to bring alignment and consolidate Neconde’s huge gas portfolio.

    Currently, she serves on the council of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) in the capacity of a Financial Secretary.

    Ifeyinwa Obi-Udu

    Health, Safety and Environment Manager

    Ifeyinwa Obi-Udu joined Neconde in August 2017.

    She is a certified HSE professional with 22 years experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. She has vast experience in developing and implementing HSE Management Systems (HSE-MS) and Quality Management systems (QMS).

    She holds a NEBOSH International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health (IdipNebosh)- Warwick University Coventry – UK, Nebosh International General Certificate (IGC) – UK, a Graduate Member (IOSH), Institute of Occupational Safety and Health UK, Certified OHSAS 18001 Lead auditor (IRCA) and Environmental Management System. She has a first degree in Microbiology, PGD in Environmental Toxicology and Waste Management – Federal University of Technology Owerri and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management – Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.

    Prior to Joining Neconde, she was the Quality Health Safety Security and Environmental Manager (QHSSE Manager) and Management representative for Ray International skills Development LLC, Ghala, Muscat, Oman, Middle East, a Senior HSE Supervisor where she worked on various projects in different fields and Operations (Land asset for Shell Petroleum Development company (SPDC)). She worked with Tudaka Environmental Consultant LTD on the Environmental Compliance Monitoring for Shell Petroleum Development Company flow stations (swamp and Land) and Osubi Airstrip as Project Manager. She is also a Waste Management Champion, Hearts and Minds champion for behavioral Safety and a competent HSE Instructor/Trainer.

    Ifeyinwa has much flair for Health, Safety and Environment and upholds ‘Duty of care’ to every staff and the work environment by providing effective HSE leadership through team involvement, visibility and practical application of quality HSE knowledge.
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