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Effiong Okon

Effiong Okon

Director, New Energy

Responsible for

The New Energy Directorate with the responsibility to champion Seplat’s Energy Transition.

Skill and Experience

Effy joined Seplat in 2018 as Executive/Operations Director during which he was accountable for the company operational performance and championed several business improvement initiatives geared towards operational excellence. . He was appointed Director New Energy in July 2022 to drive growth in midstream gas business, develop the new power business using gas and renewable energy, thereby displacing diesel/petrol electricity sources, these are strategic initiatives for delivering the energy transition. .

Effy who started his career as a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer in 1992 with Shell, has over 32 years extensive experience in the upstream, integrated oil and gas operations across Africa, Europe, USA, Middle East, and Nigeria. His experience spans across all aspects of the Exploration & Production business including Safety, Strategy, Leadership, Petroleum Engineering, Exploration, Front End Development Studies, Project Execution, Operational Excellence, Production, Cost Leadership, Field Development, Full Life Cycle Management of Complex Oil and Gas Assets (Upstream and Midstream), Onshore and Offshore, diverse geographies and cultures, successfully leading multi-disciplinary teams, leading change, and innovation. Leadership roles held in Shell (Nigeria and International) include Chief Reservoir Engineer, Deputy Vice President Technical, GM Offshore Assets, GM Deepwater Production and VP Cost Leadership and Continuous Improvement.

Effy is Alumni of University of Benin, Nigeria, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland and Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a Member of The Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE) and Fellow Nigeria Society of Engineers (FNSE).