By Prince Okafor
THE management of Petralon Energy Limited, PETRALON, has appointed Mr. Constantine Labi Ogunbiyi as Strategic Adviser, and Edith Unuigbe as Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors. Petralon Energy is an Exploration and Production company based in Nigeria and with regional expansion plans into other African countries.
Its founders, directors and management have a proven track record in the indigenous Nigerian upstream oil and gas sector as well as with major international financial and oil and gas companies working in the sector. However, with a vast experience from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG, after 20 years of service as General Counsel and Secretary, Edith Unuigbe, is expected to replicate and further better operations for the company.
Unuigbe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and a Master of Law degree from Harvard Law School, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Ogunbiyi, founded First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited (FHN), where he served as Chief Executive Officer between 2009 and 2014. According to the company, “In the years before joining FHN, Labi Ogunbiyi functioned as Deputy Head of a leading American law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s Africa Practice.
Speaking on the appointment, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Petralon Energy, Ahonsi Unuigbe, said, “We are excited to be able to benefit from such strong and well-rounded experience, garnered from their many years within Nigeria’s energy sector.”