Leadership Team

Day by day activities are determined by the Management Staff drawn from different facets of the society. The Management staff are result oriented in their various places of assignment.

Chidi Egonu is an exceptionally experienced professional and Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, with HND in Accounting and MBA from ESUT Business School. His industry career started in 1994 as member of a high-performance team focused on company-wide Process Improvement program in Texaco and grew to Treasury Accountant and Region Accountant for South East Nigeria operations. At the turn of the millennium, he Joined BJ Services Nigeria Limited / BJ Pumping SA., where he held the roles of Internal Auditor and later country Senior Finance Manager, including heavy interface with Europe and Africa Region office in Aberdeen. After a brief stint with MTech Plc. as Finance Director, he joined South Atlantic Petroleum Limited (SAPETRO) in 2009 building a best in class finance function in the role of Financial Controller, at a time the company achieved First Oil, from where he moved to Energia in 2018.

Modestus Onwubuche has over 19years cognate industry experience primarily with Exploration and Production companies. His technical competence includes Surface facilities, operations, maintenance, terminal operations, projects and emergency response. He commenced his career with Addax Petroleum Nigeria Limited(contract) as a production chemist and subsequently joined Moni Pulo Limited as the Terminal representative /company man on FPSO knock Targgart. He also worked briefly with Vetco Aibel As.as production supervisor for a sub-sea production operation. He joined Energia Ltd in 2010 from PPS as commissioning team member Shell Petroleum Development Company Okoloma 240MMscf/d Gas Plant and pipeline projects. He has attended many local and international technical and management trainings and member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Nigeria Gas Association (NGA). Modestus graduated from University of Uyo with BSc. Applied Chemistry and post graduate in Chemical Engineering.

Engr. Anthony Odogbo is the Operations Manager of Energia Limited who joined the company in January 2016. He had close to two decades of Oil and Gas industry experience in various positions in engineering, operations, maintenance, joint interest, projects; acquired various leadership qualifications both local and international, and helped champion several key company initiatives. He started his career as a young engineer in Global Gas & Refining Limited, later joined the Shell Petroleum Development Company under Netcodietsmann on the Obigbo Node Area. He joined Seven Exploration and Production Company in November 2012 and manages the South-East Operations of the company on various capacities. He has HND in Mineral Resources Engineering, B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and Executive Master’s in Project Management, Leicester United Kingdom. He is affiliated to several professional bodies including the member of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Member Nigeria Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP), Member Nigeria Gas Association (NGA), member Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Member British Project Professional Society (BPPS) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

Dr Emmanuel Onwuka leads the Corporate Planning and Economics team. He holds a PhD in Petroleum Economics from World Bank ACE, IPS, University of Port Harcourt. His career experience of over a decade cuts across banking operations and public service as well as E & P business sector. In 2014, he became a visiting research fellow of Pennsylvania State University, USA, on improving computational models of bounded oil reservoirs. Emerald Energy Institute for Petroleum, Energy Economics, Policy and Strategic Studies engaged him as a research associate until 2016. During this period, his team mentored young oil and gas professionals as well as consulted for top IOCs, NOCs, regulators and Independents around the globe in policy formulations, asset evaluations, human capital development and sundry business analysis. He joined Energia Limited in June 2016 as the Coordinator, Corporate Planning & Economics. He has many high impact academic papers covering petroleum fiscal systems, gas to power value chain economics, local content policy analysis and many more to his credit. He is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE/NAEE) and National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP, USA).

Hypolite Emenike is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience and a detailed orientation. His wealth of experience cuts across the Oil & Gas and Hospitality sectors of the economy spanning over 10 years of   managerial positions. He holds   B.Sc. Accounting from University of Port Harcourt (1997). He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and   a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA). Hypolite started his accounting career as a Trainee Accountant with a firm of Chartered Accountants, Alatta, Nzewi & Co and worked in other organizations before joining Ogeyi Place Hotels Limited as the Chief Accountant (2004-2007) and later worked as the Finance manager of Interglobal Procurement & Engineering Services Ltd before joining BJ Services Ltd as a   Senior Accountant. In 2012, he became the Accounting Manager of Petrolog Cal Dive Ltd, controlling the accounting functions between Nigeria and Cal Dive of USA. Mr Emenike moved to Energia Ltd in 2014 as Head of Finance and later was re assigned to be the Head of Internal Audit & Compliance and in recognition of his diligence, was promoted to the position of an Assistant Manager-Internal Control & Risk Management and  later became the Risk & Internal Control Manager, a position he presently occupies.

Emmanuel Araba is the Head, Human Resources & Admin of Energia Limited. Emmanuel is a graduate of University of Lagos where he obtained BSc. Psychology with Specialty in Industrial Psychology in 2006. He is also an alumnus of University of Westminster Business School, London where he bagged MA in Human Resource Management with a major in Reward and Compensation. Since graduation, he has worked in General and Health Insurance sector (IGI and IHMS) as HR/Admin practitioner among other roles. A trained and certified Human Resource Professional, he worked as the Human Resource Business Partner in City of London Corporation, London and oversees all the HR functions of the Business Venture including provision of consultancy/advisory services. He joined Brittania-U (E & P) Ltd, as an experienced HR practitioner and occupied the role of Assistant HR/Admin. Manager where he coordinates all the HR/Admin activities. Upon his resumption at Energia Limited, he manned the position of the HR/Admin Head at the Base Office/flowstation before he was made the Head, Human Resource at the Corporate Head office in Lagos; the position he currently occupies till date. He joined the company in August 2014. Emmanuel is a Chartered member of CIPD, UK.