Lekoil Ltd (LEK)


Board of Directors

Samuel Adegboyega
Non-Executive Chairman

Samuel, aged 59, has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, and is currently Managing Director of SOWSCO Well Services (Nig.) Ltd., in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.  Samuel is a member of the Board of Trustees Ile-Oluji Economic Summit Group, a traditional local community leadership organisation as well as being a founding member of S.T. Adegboyega & Co., a Nigerian law firm.

Samuel is a founding member and current Executive of the Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria, an association formed to bring together Nigerian oil and gas enterpreneurs.  Samuel graduated from the University of Ibadan with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Olalekan Akinyanmi
Chief Executive Officer

Olalekan (“Lekan”), aged 41, has over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, most recently with AllianceBernstein L.P. in New York where he spent six years as a research analyst and portfolio manager covering Energy and Materials worldwide.

Lekan has held senior positions at UBS Investment Research, 3Fold Ventures and Encabler Inc, a Californian headquartered technology company specialising in interactive television software, which he founded in June 2000, as well as successfully negotiating and raising the first round of equity capital for the Company’s operations.

Prior to founding Encabler Inc, Lekan worked as lead engineer for Schlumberger Limited, where he advanced High Pressure High Temperature wireline operations for Texaco’s North Sea oil prospects.  Lekan’s work at Schlumberger took him to a number of different petroleum jurisdictions including Scotland, Oman, Pakistan, Egypt and Nigeria.

Lekan graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and also holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.  He is also a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

David Robinson
Chief Financial Officer

David, aged 42, has over 20 years’ experience in global financial markets and most recently worked as senior vice president and global sector head for Energy and Natural Resources at AllianceBernstein L.P., where he managed multi-billion dollar equity portfolios for institutional and mutual fund clients.

David has extensive experience in corporate analysis and research, and prior to working for AllianceBernstein L.P., he worked for HSBC Securities, Credit Suisse First Boston and Westpac Investment Management.

David graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelors degree in Commerce, majoring in Accounting and later attained a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia.  David is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Gregory Eckersley
Non-Executive Director

Gregory (“Greg”), aged 48, has 25 years’ experience in international financial markets. He is the global head of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s internal equities department, where he oversees portfolios, risk management and the due diligence process.

Prior to joining the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Greg worked for AllianceBernstein L.P. in New York, where he acted as Senior Portfolio Manager, leading a team responsible for the construction, management and risk control of multiple global and international growth equity portfolios.  Prior to this appointment he was with AllianceBernstein in South Africa as Chief Executive of its regional offices, Draycott Partners, Century Asset Management and Cigma International Investment Advisors in London.

Greg graduated from Oxford University in 1987 with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), where he also received a Rhodes scholarship.  He then undertook a programme in Investment Management and Modern Portfolio Theory at the London Business School.

Atedo Peterside
Non-Executive Director

Atedo, aged 57, has over 30 years’ banking and financial experience, most recently as the Chairman of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, the holding company for a group of financial services companies in South Africa, Nigeria and more generally Sub-Saharan Africa, and, prior to that, as Chief Executive Officer of IBTC Chartered Bank Plc (“IBTC”).  During his time with IBTC Atedo led the bank’s growth campaign and capital markets assignments leading up to the merger with Stanbic in 2007.

Atedo is the Founder and President of the ANAP Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to promoting good governance at national, state and local government levels.  He currently holds several additional directorships in Nigeria, including Chairman for Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Director of Unilever Nigeria Plc and Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc.

Atedo graduated from City University, London, with a degree in Economics, following which he obtained a post graduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Aisha Oyebode
Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Aisha Oyebode is the CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation and Group Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Group (AMG) Limited. Prior to becoming CEO, Aisha was the Executive Director of AMG from October 1991-June 1993. Aisha is a legal practitioner with an LL.M (Public International Law) from Kings College, University of London and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a distinction in Finance from Imperial College, University of London.

Mrs. Oyebode has several years of practical experience in corporate and litigation matters having worked in the prestigious law firm of Ajumogobia, Okeke, Aluko and Oyebode. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. She has completed several attachments with global financial institutions which include Caisse Privee Banque, Brussels; Banque Rivaud, Paris; and Banque Privee, Geneva. Aisha also serves as a member of various boards.

John Van Der Welle
Non-Executive Director

John, aged 57, has over 25 years’ oil industry experience, having qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1981.  He is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Institute of Taxation.

After 11 years at Enterprise Oil where he was Business Development Manager and subsequently Group Treasurer, John has been Finance Director of a number of listed E&P companies, including Premier Oil between 1999 and 2005.

He was Managing Director and Head of Oil and Gas at the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007-2008 and, since 2010 has worked as a consultant to, and non-executive director of, a number of listed and private E&P companies including, most recently, his appointment to the board of Hurricane Energy Plc.

Company Information

Company Address

Intertrust Corporate Services (Cayman) Limited
190 Elgin Avenue
George Town
Grand Cayman KY1-9005

Ticker SymobolLEK (LSE:LEK)
Country of IncorporationCayman Islands
Company NumberWK-248859
SectorOil & Gas Producers
Company Websitewww.lekoil.com

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