Lekoil Nigeria Limited, the oil and gas exploration and production company and affiliate of Lekoil Limited Cayman, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode as Chairman of the Board.
Prior to this appointment, Mrs. Oyebode served as Interim Chairman and brings her vast experience to the Board.
Muhammed-Oyebode is the CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation and Group Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Group (AMG) Limited.
A statement issued by the company described her as a development specialist, international NGO expert and human rights activist with special focus on women and girls’ initiatives.
She is a distinguished advisor on social impact and corporate social responsibility with expertise in Africa. Muhammed-Oyebode, has practical experience in corporate and litigation matters as a legal practitioner and served in the past with global financial institutions which include Caisse Privée Banque, Brussels; Banque Rivaud, Paris; and Banque Privée, Geneva, and is a member of several Nigerian boards.
She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School – Women and Public Policy Program, and an Advisor and Country Expert to the University of Pennsylvania Law Global Women’s Leadership Project.
She is also an advisor to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), as a Member of its Senior Working Group on Nigeria.
Reacting to her appointment, she said: “Having served on the Boards of Lekoil for over six years and through the early stages of the Company’s growth achieved in challenging times in the E&P sector, I am honoured to accept this new appointment as the Company embarks on an exciting period of growth that will further serve Nigerians and Nigeria”.