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Mr. Ignatius Ifelayo

Group Managing Director

Ignatius Ifelayo graduated with a first class degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He has had over 35 years’ experience in the Oil and gas industry covering onshore, offshore and deep water operations. He has worked at various times on company assignments with Texaco Overseas in Nigeria, Texaco USA and ChevronTexaco in United States and Addax Petroleum in Geneva, Switzerland. He has attended numerous technical and Management programs overseas and in Nigeria.

He started his career with Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company (TOPCON)as an Operations engineer and gradually assumed increasing responsibilities in technical and managerial positions including Head Reservoir Engineer, Chief Engineer, Assistant to Management, District Manager, General Superintendent and General Manager(Operations and Deepwater development) prior to  the Chevron Texaco merger in 2001. Subsequent to the merger, he was assigned to work in Houston, USA with the Project team for the development of the company’s Agbami field.

He joined Addax Petroleum in 2005 as Asset Manager and later assumed other roles within the company including General Manager (Asset Management). In December 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of Shoreline Logistics Nigeria, a subsidiary of Addax. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers as well as the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He joined Oriental in December 2013.

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Ambassador Mustafa Sam, mni

Special Adviser to the Executive Chairman

Ambassador Mustafa Sam comes to Oriental with a broad portfolio which includes Government relations liaison. Ambassador Sam has had a distinguished career in serving Nigeria in many capacities during his 35 yearsin the Foreign Service.

He is the former Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt and Lebanon; has served with the OAU Mission (now African Union) to the United Nations; is former Nigerian High Commissioner to Australia; and within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he has held the posts of Asst. Director-General of Research and Statistics, Asst. General-Director of Planning, and Chief of Protocol.

Ambassador Sam holds a diploma in French from the University of Dakar, Senegal; Diploma in French Proficiency from the Institut Touraine, Tours, France; and is a Member of the National Institute (MNI) from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. He joined Oriental in 2010 and is also a Director with Starcomms Limited and Member of the Board of Trustees of HERFON.

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Mr. Ignatius Ifelayo

Group Managing Director

Ameena Indimi is the Senior Executive Vice President of Oriental Energy Resources Limited, a privately held Nigerian oil exploration and production company. Prior to becoming SEVP she acted in other capacities as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director – Assets and as an Assistant Manager. She is also a member of the Board of Directors. Ameena obtained a B.Sc. in Pre-Medical Sciences from the Lynn University, Florida and she also has an MBA in International Business from the same institution. She began her career in 1999, in the Public Relations Department of the Nigeria-São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ) before she joined Oriental. She is result-driven, self-motivated, resilient, and resourceful with a proven ability to develop and strengthen Oriental’s management teams which she exhibits in her present official engagement. Ameena enjoys mentoring, reading, yoga, baking, cooking and watching television.

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Mr. Ignatius Ifelayo

Group Managing Director

Ignatius Ifelayo graduated with a first class degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He has had over 35 years’ experience in the Oil and gas industry covering onshore, offshore and deep water operations. He has worked at various times on company assignments with Texaco Overseas in Nigeria, Texaco USA and ChevronTexaco in United States and Addax Petroleum in Geneva, Switzerland. He has attended numerous technical and Management programs overseas and in Nigeria.
He started his career with Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company (TOPCON)as an Operations engineer and gradually assumed increasing responsibilities in technical and managerial positions including Head Reservoir Engineer, Chief Engineer, Assistant to Management, District Manager, General Superintendent and General Manager(Operations and Deepwater development) prior to  the Chevron Texaco merger in 2001. Subsequent to the merger, he was assigned to work in Houston, USA with the Project team for the development of the company’s Agbami field.
He joined Addax Petroleum in 2005 as Asset Manager and later assumed other roles within the company including General Manager (Asset Management). In December 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of Shoreline Logistics Nigeria, a subsidiary of Addax. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers as well as the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He joined Oriental in December 2013.

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Mr. Ignatius Ifelayo

Group Managing Director

Ignatius Ifelayo graduated with a first class degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He has had over 35 years’ experience in the Oil and gas industry covering onshore, offshore and deep water operations. He has worked at various times on company assignments with Texaco Overseas in Nigeria, Texaco USA and ChevronTexaco in United States and Addax Petroleum in Geneva, Switzerland. He has attended numerous technical and Management programs overseas and in Nigeria.
He started his career with Texaco Overseas (Nigeria) Petroleum Company (TOPCON)as an Operations engineer and gradually assumed increasing responsibilities in technical and managerial positions including Head Reservoir Engineer, Chief Engineer, Assistant to Management, District Manager, General Superintendent and General Manager(Operations and Deepwater development) prior to  the Chevron Texaco merger in 2001. Subsequent to the merger, he was assigned to work in Houston, USA with the Project team for the development of the company’s Agbami field.
He joined Addax Petroleum in 2005 as Asset Manager and later assumed other roles within the company including General Manager (Asset Management). In December 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of Shoreline Logistics Nigeria, a subsidiary of Addax. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers as well as the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He joined Oriental in December 2013.