Ayodele Olatunde

Ayodele Olatunde

Managing Director, Seplat West Ltd.

Responsible for

Safe and effective delivery of SEPLAT Western Assets (OMLs 4, 38 & 41) Unit business plan with its associated Work Programme and Budget. Responsible for ensuring the Asset Operations efficiency and effectiveness with full responsibility for Profit and Loss accountability.

Skill and experience

Ayo is an accomplished Oil & Gas Industry professional with a robust experience across various roles over the last three decades. His experience covers Geosciences studies, Asset Management, Field Development Planning, Business planning, Economics, Strategy formulation and implementation. Prior to joining Seplat, he worked as the Joint Venture Manager for British Gas in Nigeria where he deployed excellent interpersonal skill and good working relationship with stakeholders, regulators, JV Partner, and the board; Ayo worked as General Manager Exploration & Production with Conoil Producing from 2008 to 2014 where he deployed his skills in technical leadership and business planning to deliver outstanding results. During this period, he pioneered the deployment of Ocean Bottom Cable (OBC) Seismic data acquisition in OML 59 and led the successful delivery of deepest exploration well in Niger Delta swamp terrain.

Ayo is currently the Managing Director of Seplat West Limited, where he is championing business improvements through application of decades of global experience utilizing state-of-the-art technology combined with sound business judgment to deliver spectacular results. He served as a director on the Boards of Newton Energy Ltd, Seplat East Onshore Ltd, Seplat Swamp Ltd, (all wholly owned subsidiaries of Seplat PLC) and currently a director on the Board of Elcrest E&P Nigeria Ltd.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology & Mineral Sciences, from University of Ilorin and Certificate of Management Excellence (CME) of the Harvard Business School Executive Education. He is an active member of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) amongst several other professional bodies.