Osagie Okunbor

Mr. Osagie Okunbor

All On Board Chairman

Managing Director SPDC & Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria (SCiN)

Osagie Okunbor, a graduate of Business Administration of the University of Benin, joined Shell group in June 1986. His over 30 years working experience spans Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Brunei and more recently the Netherlands. 

Osagie rose through the ranks working primarily in the HR Function until 1996 when he proceeded on an international assignment to the United Kingdom as a Senior Advisor in the Shell London Office.

Between 2002 and 2006, he served as Africa Regional Human Resources Policy Manager, General Manager Human Resources for SPDC and eventually became the Human Resources Director in 2006, a position that placed him on the Board of SPDC. He was Vice President, Infrastructure and Logistics for Shell Nigeria (2007-2008) and then Vice President Human Resources, Sub-Saharan Africa (2008-2013).

Osagie Okunbor was appointed the Managing Director of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC) and the Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria on March 1, 2015.

Before his current role, Osagie worked in The Hague, the Netherlands for the Shell Group as Senior Advisor, Upstream International Operated business, supporting the implementation of the revised strategy for positioning Shell Companies in Nigeria for a stronger and more sustainable future.

He is currently the Chairman of the Oil Producers Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce. He is married and is blessed with three children and in his spare time, he enjoys music and football.

Guy Janssens

Mr. Guy Janssens

All On Board Director

Finance Manager, Nigeria and Gabon

Guy graduated from the Catholic University, Leuven (Belgium) with an engineering and MBA degree. After a short tenure as a research assistant in corporate finance at his alma mater and a stint in the army, he joined Shell late in 1989. His first five years were spent in the Chemicals Division in a number of roles in economics, business and production planning in Pernis, Rotterdam and London. In 1994, Guy moved to the Oil Products Business in Douala, first as Finance manager for Cameroon then later as Cluster Finance & IT manager for Central Africa covering Cameroun, Gabon, Chad and Congo. This was followed by two EP assignments in Aberdeen ending as Strategy, Economics and Planning manager of Shell UK Exploration & Production (Shell Expro).

After two and a half years in Oman as Controller of Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Guy joined Central Finance in April 2005 as Vice President Corporate & UK Country Controller based in London, overseeing the Corporate Sector. In October 2008 Guy started as Vice President Finance Upstream for Asia Pacific based in Singapore, and in 2009 he became the VP Finance & Strategy, UIA Singapore.

In November 2013, he joined the Nigeria and Gabon Finance team as the Finance Director, Nigeria and Gabon.

Thelma Ekiyor

Ms. Thelma Ekiyor

All On Board Director

Co-Founder and CEO of Afrigrants. 

Ms. Thelma Ekiyor was the pioneering Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the T Y Danjuma Foundation; an indigenous grant making private Foundation based in Abuja, Nigeria. Ms. Ekiyor was previously the First Executive Director of the West Africa Civil Society Institute established by the Open Society Institute of West Africa (OSIWA), where she was responsible for capacity building initiatives in 15 countries. She has 20 years of experience working in the non-profit sector across Africa. She is a lawyer by training, a fellow of Stanford University, published author, researcher and an African feminist. She has also served as a consultant to various United Nations agencies, the African Union and Regional Economic Communities in Africa. As a consultant to The United Nations, Ms. Ekiyor was part of a team of experts who designed conflict resolution and early warning modules for Africa.

Ms. Ekiyor is responsible for introducing a gender component into the training modules used by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) program for African Diplomats and civil servants. She sits on the Board of a number of local and international organizations, including the Global Center on R2P, based in New York and the UK based Climate Intelligence organization. Ms. Ekiyor has served as editor of HerStories, a journal that chronicles women’s experiences in peace and conflict. She is an author and has written articles and co-authored books on peace building in Africa, and the roles of women in peace, and security. In addition to all her functions, Ms. Ekiyor serves as international board member on a number of Peace building organizations.