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.
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.
Jan Van Bunnik
All On Board Director
Finance Director of Shell Nigeria.
Jan graduated from Erasmus University of Rotterdam (EUR), Rotterdam, the Netherlands with a master’s degree in Finance and Accounting. After working as a Financial Planner at the Corporate Department NAM, Assen in the Netherlands for three years, He joined Shell in April 1996. His first three years were spent in the Shell Company of Gibraltar where he was involved in the Business Planning and Management of Information, Financial Accounting, Financing and Treasury, Taxation, Audit and IT. In July 1998, he became a member of the acquisition team in Shell Gas Direct where he worked on two small and one large acquisition in the downstream gas business in the U.K. Between October 1998 and February 2017, Jan has occupied different positions including Manager M&A and Financing, Shell International, London; Senior Manager M&A and Financing Shell International Gas, London; Global Treasurer, Shell International Petroleum Company, London; Head Upstream Commercial Finance-Africa, Shell International Exploration & Production, The Hague, Netherlands; Finance Director, the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria LTD (SPDC), Port Har Court, Nigeria.
He is currently the Finance Director of Shell Companies in Nigeria. Jan has more than twenty-five years of international finance experience in accounting and controls, planning and performance appraisal, business partnering, treasury, M&A and commercial finance and stakeholder management across the different business segments in Shell.