Management Team

After twelve years of service as Managing Director/CEO, Mr. Obiago was appointed Chairman/CEO in January 21, 2004. Until recently, he was the Chairman of Nigerdock Nigeria Plc, which GEC acquired controlling interest in November 2001, through the Federal Government of Nigeria Privatization Programme in a keenly contested competitive tender featuring several leading international marine and offshore contractors.

In 1991, Mr. Obiago led a group of investors to establish Global Energy Company Limited (GEC), a Nigerian-based international oil services group, providing exploration, engineering and energy advisory services to the Sub-Saharan Africa petroleum industry. As the founding CEO, Mr. Obiago has driven the company’s pioneering role as a truly indigenous service provider and forerunner in the African petroleum industry. Prior to GEC, he worked at Citibank NA, for seven years as a Senior Manager, in various Units - banking operations, treasury, corporate finance and consumer banking.

Mr. Obiago is a (First Class Honors) graduate of Economics and Business Administration from Dillard University, New Orleans, United States of America and between 1982-83 worked as a Research Economist in US Department of Commerce & Department of Transportation co-sponsored projects.
He attended several Senior Executive Programs at Lagos Business School/IESE, Barcelona and Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Offshore West Africa Conference (OWA), West African Enterprise Network (WAEN), as well as consultant to several national & major oil companies and financial institutions. His research interests cover a range of topics in the oil, gas and finance sectors, and he is often a guest speaker in various national and international conferences.

PATRICK OBOT, Executive Director
He holds Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Geology from the University of Calabar and an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) Diploma from the Lagos Business School. Prior to joining Global Energy Company in 1991, he had worked as consultant Geologist, consulting for E & P companies in Nigeria including Shell, ExxonMobil, ChevronTexaco, TotalfinaElF.
He has over the 12 years of working career with the company held senior management positions in various capacities and units spanning general administration, business development, project management, products development and marketing, project execution and operations, the latest of which was his secondment to Nigerdock as Acting Director of Operations in-charge of the day-to-day operations of the yard. He has over 16 years Oil Industry E&P experience in prospects evaluation, basin analysis and stratigraphic studies. He oversees the company’s Asset and Resource Management services business, the West Africa Business and other key projects for the Company.
FESTUS OLUWASEUN, Financial Controller
He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Management. He has over 12 years work experience in Accounting, Finance and Treasury functions.
He has worked in several companies in the manufacturing, Trading and services sectors before joining Global Energy Company in 2001.
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