In a bid to channel its focus on gas operations, Neconde Energy Limited has appointed Chichi Emenike as its Head, Gas Ventures. Neconde’s board believes that Emenike’s appointment will position the company to become a leading player in the Nigerian gas supply market.

Commenting on Emenike’s appointment, the company’s Managing Director, Frank Edozie, also stated that the appointment is indicative of Neconde’s commitment to significantly grow its gas business.

“Neconde is quite pleased to welcome Chichi Emenike to our team. Her appointment validates our commitment as a company to significantly grow our gas business, which critical in unlocking the vast potentials that exist in Nigeria’s energy sector,” Edozie was quoted.

Emenike’s profile: Chichi Emenike is coming onboard with over two decades of experience in the Nigerian upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry. As such, she garnered cutting edge industry skills and experience cutting across such areas as business development and strategy, project management, technical procurement, and overall contract administration.

She served as a Project Engineer with Exxon Mobil Nigeria Limited before moving to Vigeo Oil and Gas as Head, Operations Support Services and Business Development in 2008.

She also had a stint in SunTrust Oil Company where she was the General Manager in charge of operations and overall upstream business development. Before joining Neconde, Emenike was the Head of business development and commercial operations at Falcon Corporation Limited.

Chichi Emenike has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Oil & Gas Management from the prestigious Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. She is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), as well as a certified member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). She is currently the Financial Secretary of the Nigerian Gas Association.