Adewole Lawal is Senior Manager -Sustainability at Mazars. He is an ESG professional with over 10 years of experience in Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM), ESG Due Diligence, Sustainable Finance, ESG strategy development and implementation, ESG Reporting, Needs Assessment, Impact Assessment, Occupational Health & Safety Audit, among others. He is a certified Environmental Management System (EMS) Lead Auditor (ISO 14001), Lead Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OH&SMS) implementer (ISO 45001), Lead Risk Manager (ISO 31000) and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Professional (GRCP). He has experience in stakeholder engagement and sustainability strategy development in compliance with Development Finance Institutions’ (DFIs: WB &IFC, Equator Principles etc.) standards and has worked in diverse sectors such as Banking, Oil and Gas, Energy, Agriculture and Renewable Energy.
Deji Haastrup is the Chief Consultant and CEO of Strategic Communications Solutions. He is a director at Good Governance Africa (GGA) a non-profit organisation committed to improving governance performance across Africa. He has worked with multinationals such as Chevron and led the team on the development of the community-led, multi-stakeholder sustainable development model credited for its effectiveness in conflict management and sustainable development in the Niger Delta communities. He serves as an Executive Director of Jewels of Africa Foundations (Africa Chapter). He is passionate about human development.
Murjanatu Gamawa is Head, Business Ethics at NNPC. She was former Country Manager Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) where she oversaw the coordinating implementation of EITI standards across Anglophone Africa. She also worked at the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) as a petroleum analyst and team lead of the Oil and Gas Team. Her wealth of experience cuts across the Oil and Gas industry and in EITI mandate implementation is expected to boost the Corporation’s compliance strategy and roadmap. She B.Sc. in Geology, with an M.Sc. in Petroleum Geoscience and an MBA in Energy Management.
Tengi George-Ikoli is Senior Officer at Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). She is currenting working on NRGI’s project “Oil Dependency in Nigeria,” which aims to imagine a future without oil. Prior to joining NRGI, she worked as the program coordinator for Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC), implementing the charter, a set of economic global best practice principles, to advance the interests of the Nigerian economy and its citizens in the management of the country’s natural resource endowments. In her role she collaborated with stakeholders to strengthen revenue management, ensure local communities benefit, promote oil and gas industry efficiency and enhance transparency and accountability in the extractive industry.
Dapo Omolade is the CEO of Hybrid Group. He is an international HSE Consultant with over 22 years’ experience in HSE, Project & Dangerous Goods Management administration, operations, training and consulting for clients in the Oil and Gas, construction, manufacturing, FMCG and various other sectors. He is actively involved in ISO systems development, improvement, implementation & certification. He has chaired many reputable organisations including IOSH West Africa Network. He is the National Coordinator of Safety Advocacy & Empowerment Foundation (NGO) and a member of the technical committee on International Labour Organisation OSH Profiling of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School, Harvard School of Public Health, Columbia Southern University and the London School of Business Finance.
Dr Mina Ogbanga is the Country Director/CEO of Centre for Development Support Initiative (CEDSI). She holds a PhD in Development Studies. She works in the Institute of Natural Resource, Environment and Sustainable Development (INRES) of the University of Port Harcourt and the Department of Sociology. She is also a Social Science Researcher with demonstrated expertise in Environmental Social Work, Philanthropy, Non-Profit, Public Policy, Stakeholder Engagement and impact analysis. She has also served as a research fellow in many national and International Institutions. She is well published in national and international peer-reviewed journals.
Bankole Oloruntoba is the CEO of the Nigeria Climate Innovation Center www.nigeriacic.org, a Climate Technology Partnership program of the World Bank with the help of the Government of Nigeria focusing on the growth of a viable green economy in Nigeria. The Centre has worked with several partners to create growth structures in Nigeria including solving scale challenges including Coca-Cola Foundation, AllOn, EDC/PAU, FC4S Lagos and GIZ etc implementing Green Economy startups and SME economic scale projects worth over $3million USD. He is currently the Honorary Consul to Finland in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a social and business tactics engagement specialist with a deep background in entrepreneurship development, business development and innovation management. He spearheaded the Abuja startup Ecosystem and has supported the setup of over 15 innovation hubs in Nigeria. He has shown strength in the identification and building of strategic work/business partnership in Innovation ecosystem development.
Dr Uwem Ite is the Head, Community and Government Relations at Oriental Energy Resources Limited. He is a sustainable development expert with more than 25 years’ experience including roles in leading and shaping sustainable development thinking and practice within the academic and corporate sectors. He is also a recognised Thought Leader in Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility as evident in his publications as well as conference papers delivered at various fora and platforms.
Oluwakemi Ajakaiye is the Executive Director of Ampak Nigeria Limited. She is a Board Member Nigeria Chapter African Circular Economy Network (ACEN-NG). She is a Chartered Environmentalist experienced in the development and implementation of corporate sustainability, environmental management, occupational health, safe work practices and wellbeing. She is a Life Fellow of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Member Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA) and an active member of ten other professional bodies. She is intentional about mentoring and capacity building for upcoming professionals. She is a Trustee of the Philipanna Foundation and an Associate with Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). She holds an MSc in Planning Sustainable Environments and has a BSc in Microbiology.
Ms. Beatrice Eyong is a seasoned expert in gender equality and women’s empowerment, with over 35 years of experience in the field. She currently serves as the UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, where she leads the agency’s efforts to advance the rights and opportunities of Nigerian women and girls. Previously, she held various leadership positions within UN Women, including Resident Representative of Mali, Head of Office in Niger, and Eastern DRC Office Manager. She has also worked with the Canadian Cooperation Support Office and UNDP in Cameroon, as a Gender Specialist/Adviser and an Agronomist respectively. Ms. Eyong holds a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension from the University of Reading, UK, and diplomas in Women, Extension workers and Agriculture from the Netherlands, and Integrated Rural Development from Cameroon.
Dayo Okusami holds the position of Partner and Co-Head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice at TEMPLARS. With an extensive background spanning over two decades in the realm of commercial law, he has dedicated his career to TEMPLARS, assuming various roles both within and outside the legal spectrum. Within the Nigerian market, Dayo has earned high esteem as a distinguished legal professional in the Energy, Projects, and Natural Resources sector. His expertise in the field of oil and gas law has gained him widespread recognition, endorsed by prestigious international directories such as the Legal 500, The Clients Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms and Lawyers, the International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, the IFLR 1000 The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, and the Chambers and Partners–Chambers Global Guide.
Godson Ikiebey is the Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change at PwC Nigeria, a sustainable development researcher and advisor. He was a founding Research Fellow of the Knowledge Economy Group; a think tank that conducted research on the knowledge economy in Nigeria. He is interested in the interplay between sustainability strategy, sustainable innovation, sustainable value creation and sustainable socio-economic development. Godson has worked with a range of clients across different industries and markets. His research/advisory interests include Public Policy, Sustainability, Public and Corporate Sustainability Strategy, Sustainable Finance and Investment, Climate Change and Climate Finance, ESG, Sustainability Innovation Process, Corporate Tax Responsibility and Sustainable Development. In 2012, he participated in a FORBES Africa discussion forum on the challenges of Nigeria’s brain drain and its mitigating effects in Africa. Excerpts from his contributions were published in the September 2012 edition of the magazine. Godson has worked as a consultant with the Association of National Olympic Committee of Africa (ANOCA), a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).