Our Team.

Our team is made up of dedicated, motivated and highly driven professionals all with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. Management recognizes that our operations impact a diverse group of stakeholders including shareholders, financial institutions, customers, suppliers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. Our relationships with all these stakeholders are guided by our values.

Bowale Jolaoso – MD & CEO

An astute physical oil trader with a career spanning over 10 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Bowale Jolaoso’s career covers: • Accounting • Oil Products Trading, Marketing and Supply • Oil Products Origination and Terminal development

Mr. Jolaoso began his career in the early 2000s as an accountant with the Sumitomo Bank (currently known as the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) in New York, USA before moving back to Nigeria to join Linetrale Oil Supply & Trading Company Ltd (currently known as Linetrale Petroleum Ltd) as a senior oil products trader. During his time at Linetrale Petroleum, he traded multiple product lines such as Gasoline, Gasoil, Fuel Oil, Bitumen, Jet Fuel and Naphtha. His enormous contribution to the organization led to him being promoted to Commercial Manager where he was able to establish relationships with refiners, trading houses, IOCs and various government bodies.

Mr. Jolaoso later moved to Hudson Petroleum Ltd (a subsidiary of Honeywell Group Limited) to take up the position of Managing Director. During this period, Mr. Jolaoso oversaw the expansion of the Hudson Petroleum’s tank farm from 8 million litres to 27million litres of total tank capacity thus leading to a remarkable rise in trading volumes.

Aside from the various management and trading related courses Mr. Jolaoso attended home and abroad, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from York College of the New York City University.

Bolu Oluyemi - Head of Business Development

Prior to Leighton Petroleum, Bolu Oluyemi managed and delivered various key projects for different organizations such as Chevron Nigeria, Mobil Producing Company of Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Shepherd Project resources, Pivot GIS, Pivot Engineering(Honeywell Group of Companies) which cuts across constructions, project management, oil trading, engineering, business development, engineering designs and procurement. His many years of experience cuts across the entire Oil and Gas industry from Upstream through Midstream to Downstream.

Aside from trainings attended in Project Management, Operation Excellence (OE) and HSE, Mr. Oluyemi also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt.

Ugo Chikwe – Head of Trading

Talented and dedicated physical oil trader with a vast knowledge of the oil trading business in the West African Region. Ugo Chikwe began his career as an oil trader trainee at Ascon Oil Company Ltd before moving to Linetrale Petroleum Ltd where he rose to the position of senior oil trader. While at Linetrale, he traded multiple product lines such as gasoline, naphtha, LPG, gasoil, jet fuel on a spot/ term basis. During this period, he gained extensive experience in the oil and gas downstream sector, from Trading to Origination, building a vast network of useful contacts worldwide including traders, journalists, brokers, refiners and marketers.

Mr. Chikwe obtained a Bachelor’s degree (B-Eng) in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Surrey (UK) and a Master of Science degree in Engineering with Business Management, from King’s College London (UK).

Noah Ogolodom - Head of Finance

Noah Ogolodom has over 12 years of experience spanning Banking, Oil servicing, Oil trading & Supply and Information & Communication Technology (ICT). Prior to Joining Leighton Petroleum Ltd, he was Head Operations, Intercontinental Bank Plc. (acquired by Access Bank Plc.), Head Finance, Linetrale Petroleum Ltd and Finance Manager, Magiss Communications Ltd. During his time at Linetrale Petroleum Ltd, he was the Team Lead that successfully managed trade finance relationships with the likes of BNP Paribas and GT Bank. He is an associate of the chartered Institute of Cost Management of Nigeria (ACCM) and a professional level student of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK.

Mr. Ogolodom holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from the Rivers State Polytechnic and a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Audit & Financial control from the Life Development Institute UK.

Olumuyiwa Roberts – Head of Sales & Marketing

Olumuyiwa Roberts has over 10 years of experience spanning Oil and Gas downstream and construction. Prior to joining Leighton Petroleum Ltd, he was the project manager, Myetch Engineering Ltd and Head of Sales & Marketing, Hudson Petroleum Ltd. While at Hudson Petroleum, he handled sales of various refined petroleum products, including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Automotive Gasoil (AGO) and Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), etc.

Aside from several Sales & Marketing related trainings attended home and abroad, Mr. Roberts also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Long Island University in New York.

Folakemi Tejaiye – Trade Analyst

A graduate of Babcock University with a BSc. Degree in Political Science, Miss Tejaiye recently joined Leighton Petroleum and has over a year work experience in Marketing.