Management Team

OUR PEOPLE

At Nestoil, we value our multicultural and multinational landscape of professional team players and highly motivated employees.

Nestoil is a global company for all people and myriads of opinion. We welcome people who contribute towards making our business the best with their individual drive and tenacity.

Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi

GMD/CEO

Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi

Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director

Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi has superintended the steady growth of Nestoil into the foremost indigenous EPCC Company in West Africa over the last 30 years.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Benin. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2009. In 2018 he received another Honorary Doctorate in Science and Engineering from the Chukwuemeka Odumegu-Ojukwu University, Anambra State.

An Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Dr. Azudialu-Obiejesi brings over 35 years of industry and business acumen to bear on the leadership, vision and guidance that has built the Nestoil Group to its present industry leadership status.

Mrs. Nnenna Obiejesi

Group Executive Director

She has 30 years of local and international experience in legal matters as well as Business Planning and Development.

Mrs. Nnenna Obiejesi serves as a Group Executive Director in Nestoil, Nigeria’s largest indigenous Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) Company in the Oil and Gas sector. Trained in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and The London School of Economics Mrs. Obiejesi holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in International Business Law.

After her call to the Nigerian bar, she worked with Messrs Chike Chigbue & Co. [SAN] and Ike Obiora & Co [Legal Practitioners] where she practiced forensic advocacy under experienced and versatile Principals. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of The United Kingdom, and a Member of The Nigerian Bar Association.

Chukwueloka O. Umeh, PhD

Executive Director of Nestoil

He joined the Group in February 2011 from General Electric Aviation, in Cincinnati Ohio, USA, and brings years of seasoned engineering, manufacturing, program management, and managerial experience.

Dr. Umeh holds several Engineering degrees, including a BEng in Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, and an MSc and Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Dr. Umeh is a philanthropist and volunteers his spare time to mentor students and young professionals.

Obinna Ufudo

Executive Director of Operations

He was the Group President/Chief Executive of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) from 2011 to 2014, where he led the turn-around and repositioning of the company, increasing enterprise value of the business during his tenure. Prior to that he was Executive Director at Heirs Holdings Limited and had also held senior management positions in the banking industry. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Jo Osojie

Group Chief Risk Officer

Jo has about twenty-eight years work experience which spans Banking and Finance, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Civil Construction and Engineering which he gained both within and outside Nigeria.

He began his career with Niger Construction, Warri where he worked as a Site Engineer before he joined Citibank Lagos. He has also worked as a Software Quality Assurance Manager and Engineer for different companies in Texas and California before returning back to Nigeria. He was also the Head of Risk, Corporate & Investment Bank (CIBD) and Deputy Group Chief Risk Officer at Access Bank Plc. where he developed annual credit portfolio plans and presented them to various rating agency analysts leading to successful ratings upgrade by S&P, Fitch, Moody’s & Agusto.

Jo holds a first degree in Civil Engineering, an MBA and a Master of Management (IT). He is a Senior Member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He currently serves as the Group Chief Risk Officer Nestoil Limited.

Barrister Nnaji Igwe

Associate Director and Chief of Staff

During a period of over 15 years, he managed and coordinated the role of a legal adviser with that of Managing the Board meetings of all the companies within the Group as Company Secretary. He also superintended the then growing relationship with numerous financial institutions and handled the Groups Loan portfolio.

He has served in various capacities within the Group including managing its huge supply chain, shipment, procurement, and logistics team.

Tunji Olanipekun, PHD

Tunji is a Business leader with a prolific wealth of experience in Finance, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Accounting and Tax Management, and over 27 years’ of post-qualification experience as a Banking Professional, Chartered Accountant, and a Chartered Tax expert.

Tunji Olanipekun has a First Class Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lagos and a Master’s Degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK) in 2009, and a Ph. D in Business Administration (International Business) from Babcock University in 2014. Tunji began his career in 1991 at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lagos (one of the top 5 world-class Audit, Assurance, Consulting and Tax Services firm, and rose quickly through the ranks to become the Manager – Financial Services Industry Practice (FSIP).

Tunji is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA); Fellow, Association of Financial Planners, United Kingdom ; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACIT); Certified Financial Consultant, Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada; Associate, Institute of Financial Consultants, Canada; Associate, Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM); Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) USA; Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

Chinwe Ogbanufe

Chief Executive Officer of IMPAC Engineering

Chinwe Ogbanufe has over 26 years cognate experience spanning the service industry, from courier services, financial services, inspection services, Consulting, Oil and Gas services as well as Engineering and Operations.

She has the responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the organization, stakeholder engagement, business development, and revenue growth as well as organizational change. This is in addition to her oversight of the Human Resource Organisation.