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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.

    Jo Osojie

    Managing Director

    Jo has about twenty-eight years work experience which spans Banking and Finance, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Civil Construction and Engineering which he gained both within and outside Nigeria.

    He began his career with Niger Construction, Warri where he worked as a Site Engineer before he joined Citibank Lagos. He has also worked as a Software Quality Assurance Manager and Engineer for different companies in Texas and California before returning back to Nigeria. He was also the Head of Risk, Corporate & Investment Bank (CIBD) and Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer at Access Bank Plc. where he developed annual credit portfolio plans and presented them to various rating agency analysts leading to successful ratings upgrade by S&P, Fitch, Moody’s & Agusto.

    Jo holds a first degree in Civil Engineering, an MBA and a Master of Management (IT). He is a Senior Member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Prior to joining Neconde, he served as the Group Chief Risk Officer Nestoil Limited.

    Ifeanyi Ezuka

    Technical Director
    Ifeanyi Ezuka joined Neconde in 2012. He has 17 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with various technical and senior positions. His experience spans through leadership, management, commercial, technical and operations aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry. He has led and participated extensively in Subsurface, Field Development and Production Operations activities while serving in various capacities in Schlumberger, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Afren Plc.
    Ifeanyi holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum Engineering and Master of Science degree Petroleum & Gas Engineering from Federal University of Technology Owerri and University of Salford. His is an Alumnus of Athabasca University Business Faculty. An active SPE member and primary author to over seven SPE technical papers.

    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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