Multi-disciplinary by training with over 37 years of post-graduation experience in the Banking and Finance industry as well as in Oil & Gas. He bags a B.Sc. Geology, M.Sc. Petroleum Geology, MBA Finance and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration.
He commenced his career as a Resident Geologist/Drilling Engineer after which he proceeded to the Banking & Finance industry where he has spent over 17 years holding several top management positions cutting across Operations, Treasury, Credit, Marketing and Risk Management; and finally exiting the industry as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of one of the Nigerian banks. Thereafter, he returned to the Oil and Gas industry as the Chief Financial Officer (GED Finance and Accounts) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), overseeing the funding, budgeting, and cash flow planning of the NNPC in particular and the oil industry in general. His interest and expertise lies in alternative funding and accounting for Crude and Products flow. He now runs his own consulting firm where he provides specialized financial advisory services for companies in the oil and gas industry.
He has attended several international leadership and management courses including amongst others, the Program for Executives of the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; the Program for Executives in the Oil and Gas industry of the COX School of Business, Southern Methodist University Dallas; the Program for Corporate Leaders of the Harvard Business School, Boston; and the High Impact Leadership Executive Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
He is a member of several boards including Financial Advisory and Investment Consultants Limited; Elcrest Exploration & Production Nig. Ltd; Transcorp Nigeria Ltd; and until most recently, a member of the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria as well as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.