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Board of Directors

Abubakar A. Joda

Chairman, Board of Directors
Abubakar A. Joda is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zigma. He has over thirty-two years experience in the oil and gas industry, and is the managing Director of Alfa Julliet Mangler Limited, a company with investments in the upstream oil and gas sector.

Aminu Nabegu

Aminu Nabegu has served on several diplomatic economic desks including in New York, Rabat, Lisbon, Tokyo. He has held various leadership roles including being the deputy director of the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria.

Ijeoma C. Onyeri

Ijeoma Onyeri has over thirty-five years experience in the oil and gas industry. She occupied various positions in the downstream division of the Department of Petroleum resources (DPR), helping to improve the synergy between HSE and downstream operations. She retired as Deputy Director, Downstream in December 2018.

Funmi Ogbue

Funmi Ogbue is the founder and Managing Director of Zigma. After decades working with multinational organisations in the oil and gas sector including Abacan, Nexen and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) she established Zigma. She is president of Women in Energy Network (WIEN), an association dedicated to closing the gender gap within the energy sector.

Ebi Pinnick

Ebi Pinnick is a petroleum geologist with thirty-two years of experience at ExxonMobil. His background include operating in several hydrocarbon basins, various fiscal regimes, interfacing with multinationals, national oil companies and regulatory bodies, as well as enabling a sound technical approach to issues that is balanced with solid upstream oil and gas business experience.

Ebele Ogbue

Ebele Ogbue is a seasoned banker. He has worked for international banks, such as Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria and Ghana, and has a wealth of experience working in the financial services industry in West Africa. For the energy sector in particular, he has spearheaded a number funding support initiatives for contractors to finance projects in the oil sector.

Khiki Eke-Spiff

Khiki is a seasoned industrialist with expertise in agribusiness, industrial cleaning, body and homecare manufacturing, and furniture factory. She was an organiser of Energy in Africa Conference in association with the University of Colorado. She is a professional member of Women in Business (WIMBIZ), African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), Society of Cosmetic Chemist in USA, and Association of Practicing Interior Designers (APID).

Ifeoma Aishatu Sani

Ifeoma Sani is a seasoned medical professional with many years in service to the federal government. She comes on board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field. She has sat on the board of some reputable institutions including the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Federal Medical Centre Keffi, University Teaching Hospital Ilorin, among others. She has a passion for the monitoring and evaluation aspect of her field.

Razaq Ojulari

Razaq Ojulari has over thirty-six years of experience which includes working in oil and gas development and production while at Chevron. His background includes expertise in oil exploration and field operations, FPSO operations and maintenance, technical and commercial evaluation, and management, appraisal and field (re)development, as well as supporting business-critical operations at onshore and offshore assets in the USA, South Korea, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Africa.

Abubakar Nakudu

Abubakar Nakudu is an enterprising professional with dexterity and passion for the mining sector of the energy value chain. Abubakar has a degree in law from Southampton University and an M.Sc. in comparative politics from University Collage, London. He is the managing director, Ecostream Environmental Recycling Nigeria Limited.