Board members

Pade Durotoye
Non-Executive Chairman

Pade Durotoye is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of West Titan Energy. He has over 32 years of management experience across the value chain of the oil and gas Industry internationally.

He began his career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services where he worked in various Management capacities in Field Operations, Operations Management, Line (Country) Management, Human Resources Management and Business Development for close to 20 years in 8 countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.

He served as the MD/CEO of Ocean and Oil Holdings Group, a principal investment and advisory services group, where advised on and in some cases led the company's Management and Technical Services advisory contract with Oando. He was a core member of Oando's Group Leadership Council and a key part of the company's Upstream Diversification Strategy & Execution Team that acquired oilfield assets and drilling rigs.

Pade served as Managing Director/CEO of Oando Energy Resources (OER), a position he held for over 8 years. In his capacity as MD/CEO, he led the team that delivered on the acquisition of the Nigerian upstream oil and gas business of ConocoPhillips in 2014, making OER Nigeria's leading Indigenous Independent Oil Company by production with over 40,000boepd of oil and gas and 16 participating Licenses in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. He proceeded to join Nigerdock FZE as Managing Director/CEO, where he served for a year to strategically direct the organization.

Pade has a deep knowledge of the oil and gas sector and is passionate about resolving value traps in in the industry. He holds a BSc. Electronics and Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and is a member of several professional bodies and associations which include the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Nigeria Society of Engineers, and the Institute of Directors.

Guy Oxnard
Executive Director

Mr Guy Oxnard is a common law qualified upstream and midstream oil & gas lawyer with experience on four continents, including Africa. As a General Counsel, Executive Manager, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance he has specialised in the structuring, financing and management of transborder pipeline projects, with particular interest in joint venture governance. He also is experienced in M&A and litigation management. Prior to joining Lekoil, Mr Oxnard worked with Tullow Oil plc, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG, Apache Energy Corp and law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.

Dipo Sofola
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Dipo Sofola is a senior oil and gas executive with over a decade of energy experience, focused on energy commercialization and business development in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. Mr. Sofola is a Business Development Manager for Savannah Energy, where he leads on significant strategic projects, in line with Savannah Energy’s objective of delivering impactful and transformative energy projects on the African continent. Previously, Mr. Sofola was a Senior Commercial Advisor at Seven Energy (now Savannah Entergy), leading on commercial transactions. He has also previously worked as a Business Development analyst with multinational telecommunications group, Etisalat in Nigeria. Mr. Sofola holds a BA (Hons) in Business Finance from University of Durham and an MSc in Project and Enterprise Management from University College London.

Thomas Richardson
Non-Executive Director

Mr Richardson has over 20 years of experience across banking and oil & gas. Mr Richardson is currently CEO of Metallon Corporation Limited, a pan African Natural Resources and infrastructure investment company. Prior to joining Metallon, Mr Richardson served as CFO of Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc a UK premium listed company. Prior to joining Nostrum in 2011, Mr Richardson has worked for ING, JP Morgan and NM Rothschild covering investment banking, capital markets and credit.

Mr Richardson has a B.Sc in Economics & Politics from the University of Bristol.

Marco D’Attanasio
Non-Executive Director

Mr D’Attansio is a senior banker and investment manager with over 23 years of experience in banking, finance, technology and oil & gas. He is the Founder and Portfolio Manager for Hadron Capital LLP and Hadron Capital (Cayman) Limited, each company managing numerous Alternative Investment Funds and being FCA and CIMA regulated, respectively. With Hadron Capital LLP he is the winner of multiple performance-based awards. He is the co-founder of Cricklo Ltd, an online community of professionals active in transforming their enterprises into sustainable businesses and a NED with Argo Blockchain plc. Mr D’Attanasio has a degree in physics (“Laurea”) from Pisa University and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Parma University.

Dr. Adeoye Adefulu
Non-Executive Director

Dr. Adeoye Adefulu is a Nigerian qualified lawyer with 23 years' experience in private practice. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources Law from the University of Dundee and specialises in advising on oil, gas and power matters. Dr. Adefulu is widely regarded as an expert on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), having advised the public and private sector on the petroleum reforms, including being a member of the Nigerian National Assembly's Technical Committee on Petroleum Industry Reforms up until the passage of the PIA. He is the Managing Partner and Head of the Energy Practice at Odujinrin & Adefulu, a leading law firm in Nigeria.

Dr. Adefulu is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and is the Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association's Section on Business Law.