Total Group has announces the appointment of Abiodun AFOLABI to the Board of Directors of Total Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (“TEPNG”) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (“TUPNI”).
According to the leading Oil and Gas Company, the development is pursuant to resolutions of the Board of Directors of each of the Companies.
Afolabi has also been appointed as TEPNG’s Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, with effect from the same date. He succeeds Edith Ofili-Okonkwo, who is now retired.
Afolabi is an experienced administrator and was, until this new appointment, the Vice President, General Affairs, in Total Exploration and Production, Africa Division, a position he held for three years.
He holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Geology from Tulane University, New Orleans and a dual Master’s Degree in Energy Management from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), France.
Prior to joining the Total Group, he had worked as a Technical Analyst with The Environmental Consultant, New Orleans, Louisiana and as an Offshore Well Site Engineer at Continental Laboratories, Houston, Texas.
He began his career in Total Nigeria in 1992 as an Economist. Since then, he has held several key technical and managerial positions within the Total Group, some of which include auditor, Elf Petroland (now Total Exploration and Production Netherland), The Hague; Financial Adviser, Total E&P France, and Project Director, New Ventures & Assets Management Division, Total Head Office, Paris.From Sept 2008 to July 2013 he held the post of General Manager, Business Development in Total Exploration and Production Nigeria.
As Executive Director, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, Afolabi will oversee several entities, including Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, Medical, Information Systems and Telecoms and Government Relations and Communication.