Mr. Samson Ezugworie

Mr. Samson Ezugworie

Chief Operations Officer/Executive Director


Mr. Ezugworie was appointed to the Board of Seplat Energy on the 1st of July 2022. He comes with over 30 years extensive industry experience, building a strong reputation as a business, safety, ethical leader, and integrator.

Prior to joining Seplat Energy, Mr. Ezugworie was the General Manager Development and Subsurface with Royal Dutch Shell where he worked in Nigeria and Overseas for 25 years. He also served as a Director in Shell Exploration & Production Africa Limited (SEPA), The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Shell Nigeria Business Operations Limited (SNBO) whilst on this Job.


Mr. Ezugworie is a Fellow and has been an active member of Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) for 30 years and has served the association in different capacities. He was the Port Harcourt chapter chairman for 5 years. A member of NAPE advisory board in 2016/2017, Elections committee and NAPE @40 organising committees among others.

Mr. Ezugworie holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is happily married with four children.

He is keen on inspiring people and a strong advocate for continuous improvement, work simplification to drive organizational efficiency and productivity whilst leveraging on Digitalization and Technology as key levers.

His personal interests include travelling, riding roller coasters with his children while on family holidays and interestingly he gets his energy from challenges.

Date of appointment

July 1, 2022