Chikezie Nwosu

Group Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chikezie Nwosu is an experienced senior executive with over 30 years local and international experience in the energy industry with demonstrated expertise in the management of upstream oil & gas projects, new business development, divestments and acquisitions, midstream gas, downstream refining and renewable energy strategies.

Mr. Nwosu has worked with leading international oil and gas services and E&P companies including Western Atlas (now Baker Atlas) for 5 years, Regional Discipline Manager, Shell Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and International (16 years), Deputy Managing Director (Technical), SINOPEC-Addax Petroleum Nigeria (6 years), EVP Business Development, Tolea Energy B.V. (since 2019) and, recently, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Waltersmith (4 years). He has also served on the Boards of Addax Petroleum Development Nigeria Limited (APDNL), Addax Petroleum Exploration Nigeria Limited (APENL), Tolea B.V. The Netherlands, Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited and Waltersmith Refining & Petrochemical Company Limited.

Mr. Nwosu is a well regarded Energy Resource development and Energy policy expert and contributed to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as a representative of the Oil Producers Trade Section to the Hon. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources’ Presidency team on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in 2017 and later as a member of the Independent Petroleum Producers Group’s (IPPG) advocacy team on the PIB from 2019 to 2021.

Mr. Nwosu retired from Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited in March 2023 after delivering the first 5,000 bopd modular refinery in Nigeria and leading the acquisition of the 100MMboe Block EG23 in Equatorial Guinea in 2020 (EGRONDA 2019 bid round) and the 20MMbbl Assa marginal field in 2021, setting the company on its growth trajectory. In addition, he developed the Renewable Energy and Sustainability strategies for Waltersmith culminating in the Eco Industrial Park project with UNIDO to manufacture Solar PV cells and Blue Hydrogen projects in support of the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy for industrial use.

He holds a 1983 B.Sc (First Class Hons) in Engineering Physics  (Nuclear Engineering Science) from the University of Ife, a 1986 M.Sc (with Distinction) in Physics (Theoretical Nuclear Physics) from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of Petroleum Engineers (2017/2018 SPE Nigeria Council Chairman), member SPE Nigeria Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Board of SISL (SPENC Integrated Services Limited), member Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) and currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Chairman of Heirs Holding Oil & Gas, Nigeria Limited.