Olayemi Cardoso

Olayemi Cardoso - Chairman

  • Chairman - Citibank Nigeria
  • Former Board Member of Chevron Oil Nigeria Plc. (Downstream Company)
  • BSc Finance & Accounting - Aston University, UK
  • MSc Public Administration from Havard University
Tosin Shobo

Tosin Shobo - Managing Director

  • 25 Years of International Business Development experience with Centrica Plc., Marathon Oil Corporation, Citibank, Mobil Oil and 5 years of Gulf of Guinea strategy consulting experience for Mid Cap (Market Cap circa US$ 20 billion) oil and gas Exploration and Production companies.
  • UK ACCA qualified Accountant with MBA and BSc Chemical Engineering from University of Lagos.
  • Long standing Government Relationships with Oil producing countries in West Africa, IOC’s and Independents
Abiola Ajayi

Abiola Ajayi - Technical Director

  • CEO for Energy and Mineral Resources (
  • Niger Delta Geoscience expert having coordinated technical teams in making significant discoveries
  • Diverse international experience with Shell, Schlumberger and PSI
  • Founding Geology and Geophysics Manager with Afren Nigeria
  • MSc from University of Ife, Nigeria
Andrew Macfarlane

Andrew Macfarlane - Chief Operating Officer

  • Asset Manager, Field Development Manager and Engineer with 39 years of Operator and Non Operator experience in the international Oil & Gas business, working in the North Sea, Indonesia and Kazakhstan with Conoco & ConocoPhillips.
  • Multi discipline skill set covering; the full life cycle of oil and gas field management, field development concept and front-end engineering, reservoir management, major project management, drilling and commercial.
  • B. Eng. (Tech) Mech. Eng. Hons.
Peter Buchanan

Peter Buchanan - Director

  • Founder and CEO of Valiant Petroleum Plc., a UK listed oil and gas producer sold to Ithaca for US$ 450 million.
  • Started career with BP as petroleum geologist and worked as a Director at Royal Bank of Scotland where he was involved in over US1 Billion of debt, mezzanine and equity funding.
  • MSc and PhD in Structural geology from Imperial College, London.
Rob Gherghetta

Rob Gherghetta - Executive Vice President Finance

  • Chartered Accountant with 20 year’s experience in Natural resources, public practice & investment banking
  • Co-Founder of London listed Valiant Petroleum plc.
  • Held senior positions with Royal Bank of Scotland, Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Bcom
Philip Crookall

Rupert Miller - Vice President Sustainable Development BSc, PGCert

  • Over ten years working overseas within the sustainable development sector. Programme focus has included working with young people and the development of access to water and hygiene projects, including working with Médecins SansFrontières in Somalia and South Sudan.
  • Responsible for the planning and delivery of community and corporate partnerships in West and East Africa including education and health programmes and all the relevant monitoring and evaluation.
  • Qualified in Human Resource Management with post graduate studies including the University of Cambridge Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business and the Executive Leadership Programme at Ashridge Business School.