our people

Our approach is founded on teamwork, but individual contribution is encouraged and rewarded. We have an entrepreneurial culture and short reporting structure for faster decision-making and execution. Our structure is flat but highly disciplined and meritocratic. We strive for specialised skills sets that can add value to our business. Our primary focus is delivering results, efficiently and safely.

Beluga Energy Limited is a company focused on executing a high corporate governance structure amongst its board of directors. The Board comprises of highly knowledgeable and experienced individuals in senior management and policy formulation from previous businesses.

The management team consists of a diverse group of technocrats and professionals responsible for driving and formulating strategies to impel the company towards expeditious and optimal realisation of the company’s objectives.

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Warebibo Soroh Managing Director / CEO

Ebibo has over twenty (20) years’ experience in the Oil & Gas and Shipping industry. He started his career with Karinax Shipping in 1998 where he oversaw vessel contracting and leasing. He later moved to Ignite Energy where he oversaw the company’s operations and in 2001, to Sigmund, where he was Head of Trading and Operations.

He is responsible for Beluga’s International and Nigerian office’s business origination, operations and risk management and has brought in his wealth of experience to position Beluga as a reputable player in the integrated Oil and Gas sector.

A member of the Institute of Energy, London and a graduate of Botany & Microbiology from University of Ibadan, Mr. Soroh in 2006 obtained a Post Graduate diploma in International Ship Management, London City College, 2006.

Professional Courses Attended:
  • Physical Crude Oil Pricing and Products Trading & Hedging. ICE EDUCATION
  • Introduction to Oil Futures and Options. ICE EDUCATION.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in International Shipping Management.
  • Graduate member Energy institute/Institute of petroleum London (GradEI).
  • International oil supply, Transportation, Refining and Trading. College of Petroleum and Energy Studies. The Oxford Princeton Programme. (SP1)
Chika Okoli Director

Mr. Chikaodili S. Okoli holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Management from Middlesex University, London (1993). He later proceeded to the University College London (UCL) between 1993 and 1994 and obtained an MSc degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors/Human-Computer Interaction (HF/HCI).With a work history of over 10 years, Chikaodili has had various professional and extra-disciplinary experiences gathered at Chase Manhattan, UK; Royal Bank of Scotland Plc (Waterhouse Sq. London), Rothschilds Asset Management, and also at Morgan Stanley (Regulatory Controllers) where he developed the swaps database (SYBASE/Access/VBA environment), working in various capacities in treasury services, capital market operations and risk management.

He returned to Nigeria in 1999 and took up a job with Magnum Trust Bank (now Sterling Bank Plc) where he implemented the Value-Card system for the bank. He later moved on to Standard Chartered Bank Ltd in 2001 where he had a Business Development role. In 2003, he was appointed to work as Corporate Planning and Logistics Manager at WABECO.

He has brought his wealth of administrative skills now into Beluga as a Director.

Boye Adeyemi Director of Exploration & Production

Boye Adeyemi is an astute Petroleum Geologist with more than twenty years of oil industry experience. He graduated with a BSc Degree in Geology at the University of Ibadan and obtained a Certificate of Specialisation in Geosciences, Masters of Science in Applied Geophysics and Masters in Business Administration from the Robert Gordon University, University of Lagos and the Lagos Business School, respectively.

He started his career as an Engineering Geologist responsible for EIA soil testing and geophysical data acquisition with Iten International Limited, and later went through the Shell Intensive Training Program (SITP) and had a short stint as a Petrophysicist with The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) before joining ExxonMobil Corporation where he rose through the ranks in fourteen years. He worked in several affiliates including ExxonMobil Exploration Company (EMEC), ExxonMobil Production Company (EMPC), Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU) and Esso Exploration and Production Company (EEPNL) and was a key contributor to major exploration, development and production projects such as the South Texas King Ranch Exploration Project, Nigerian JV Near-Field Wildcat projects, and multi-million dollars Deepwater Erha and Bosi Projects where he served as Block Coordinator for OML 133. He left to start up Hansol Geonetworks Limited - a training, research and consultancy firm for the energy industry - functioning as the Managing Partner and Subsurface Team Lead for the Company.

Boye Adeyemi is a member of various professional bodies including American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), and the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS). He is also an active industry mentor for the AAPG Industrial barrel award and an adjust lecturer at the Pan African University Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI), University of Ibadan and at the Centre of Excellence in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Benin.

He is a proven oil finder with expertise in seismic interpretation, formation evaluation, reservoir characterization and connectivity analysis, static and dynamic modeling, production operations and integrated field development planning.

Boye is a core member of Beluga where he will lead the Exploration and Production Team. He is married with children, loves soccer and is an active supporter of LFC.

Chinedu Nwokedi Global Lead Trader

An astute oil and commodity trader, with a career spanning over 23 years in the Oil and Gas industry, Chinedu Nwokedi’s career covers crude oil trading, marketing and supply, oil market development, independent trading advisory services and strategy development.

Beginning at Delphi Petroleum Inc., U.S.A. and STS (UK) Ltd. London, he was a member of the oil trading team responsible for International supply and trading activities for the companies, which involved petroleum products offtake arrangements from Nigeria for end-users in the United States East Coast/ Gulf Coast.

He later moved to Duke Oil Company Incorporated-London (NNPC’s crude oil trading affiliate) and worked as a crude oil trader, with the oil trading team where he traded NNPC’s equity crude oil and third-party crude oil. After this, he joined NNPC’s crude oil marketing division in Lagos and Abuja as a senior crude oil market analyst.

He has acted as an independent trading advisor to a range of private International and Nigerian oil companies, preparing them for future integration into the competitive world oil markets.

Mr. Nwokedi has a degree in Law from the University of East Anglia (UK) and a Masters of Business Administration, from Durham University (UK).

Professional Courses Attended
  • Oil Supply & Demand Economics, Institute Of Petroleum, London, UK
  • Trading Oil On International Markets, Cambridge University
  • Advanced Oil Markets Risk Management For Traders, London, UK
  • Professional Assessed Oil Traders Course, London, UK

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Chike Ezeilo Head Operations

Chike Ezeilo obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics with Economics from the University of Benin in 2000 and shortly after joined Wabeco Petroleum Ltd as the Records and Supplies Officer in 2001. He thereafter joined the Business Development team as a Sales Executive managing key client accounts in the construction industry. In 2005 he obtained a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in International Trade from The Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, United Kingdom and upon return to Nigeria took on the role of Managing Director of Coles Transport Ltd a shipping company and owner of MT Wabecotanker an 8,300 DWT oil tanker.

In 2018, he was appointed the Head of Operations in Beluga Energy Ltd a position he currently occupies to oversee oil tanker management & chartering, business development, logistics, co-ordination of operations, weekly / monthly market survey & analysis of products and client relations. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport (CMILT) and has attended various training courses including ‘Oil Market Fundamentals’ in Nairobi, Kenya conducted by CITAC Africa LLP.

Tamaramieseiya Sammy Head Legal / Compliance

Tamaramieseiya specialises in Corporate Governance, Business Integrity and Legal-Compliance. She has accumulated over 10 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas sector specialising in policy formulation, process design, implementation and due-diligence risk assessment.

She is skilled in the design of Business Integrity Management Systems conforming to international best, adapting widely accepted international principles to the local context.

At Africa Terminals an International Finance Corporation (IFC) and CDC Group funded company where she served close to four years reporting directly to the CEO, she was responsible for drafting and implementing the companies Code of Conduct as well as its Corporate Governance framework. She oversaw the communication of the company’s best practice standards, policies and Code of Conduct both internally and to third-party relationships. She also managed in-house legal counsel as required.

Prior to Africa Terminals, she headed the Corporate Services Department of Duport Marine Limited and was responsible for its Regulatory Compliance. She has served with Addax Petroleum, and Airtel (Econet) at various times in her career.

She is a member of several professional bodies. She holds a certificate in Combating Financial Crimes with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (UK) and is in the process of obtaining the certificate of Corporate Governance with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK). She is passionate about Corporate Governance and AML issues and pursues avenues for continued professional development in this field with a view of promoting sustainability. She has brought the wealth of her experience into the legal and compliance team in Beluga.

She holds an LLB (United Kingdom), and a BSc in Industrial and Labour Relations (Nigeria).

Jason John-Baptiste Commercial Analyst

Jason is our commercial/Trading analyst at Beluga energy. Jason has a B.A in Accounting with Finance from the University of Portsmouth. A diploma in Shipping Management and is an accredited trainer of the Centre for Management Development (CMD). He recently attended a professional course in International Petroleum Shipping and Freight Markets. He has a wide array of skills and experience that has led to him fitting into his position within our business seamlessly, being able to add value and enhance our operations as a business immediately.

Previously, he was the Senior Consultant at Trumps consulting. He comes with over 15 years of experience in a variety of sectors including International Market Analysis, Sales and Consulting.

His variety and spread of roles has led to him working within several different areas including UK, France, Nigeria, Singapore, China and Australia.

Aderonke Fasuyi Trade Finance

Aderonke is works in our Trade and Finance department within the business. An accountant predominantly, she is competent and self-motivated with over seven years’ cognitive experience in Finance with a focus specifically within the oil and gas industry.

She is proficient in Management Accounting, Financial Statement preparation and Interpretation, taxation, auditing and other related accounting duties.

Her versatility has given her the opportunity to serve in various capacities within her roles to date and she has in-depth knowledge in transaction execution and monitoring.

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Dr Patrick Ndiomu Global Energy Trade

Dr Ndiomu has headed the African desk of two of the largest petroleum trading outfits in the UK, Trafigura and Projector.

He also worked for over 10 years with Mobil Oil UK (now Exxon Mobil) where he served in key positions such as Technical Manager CNG, Products Trader in the Supply and Trading Group and Manager Analytical Services in the Coryton Refinery, UK.

Dr Ndiomu holds a BSc degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD degree in Separation Sciences from the University of London. Dr Ndiomu has 25 years of post-qualification experience in the Oil and Gas sector.

He is currently the Managing Director of Southfield Petroleum Limited, an Oil and Gas Company developing Gas Assets in Nigeria.

Fidelis Omozuapo Corporate Governance & Compliance

Fidelis Omozuapo is the founder and Managing Director of Adeste Advisory Limited UK (“Adeste”). Adeste is an Africa-focused business intelligence (BI) and asset tracing investigations firm based in London but with its tentacles spread across the continent. He is a highly regarded compliance professional in the EMEA region in the BI sector. Before setting up Adeste, Fidelis occupied various leadership positions for some of the prominent BI firms in the industry. His years of experience and capabilities in conducting intelligence-led pre-transaction investigative due diligence on some of the complex transactions that led to successful capital deployment into Africa makes him a respected practitioner on transactional compliance risk in Africa.

He has a reputation for being able to identify 'potential governance risks and the critical lines of defence' for companies that are seeking to deploy capital into Africa – offering them recommendations that are pragmatic and proportionate. Fidelis has advised heads of some of the Investigative Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) advisory teams in the leading investment banks that operate in London (whether they are American, Australian, Japanese, Chinese, Emirati or British), at the pre-transaction or client pre-onboarding phase, and on risk management and policy implementation. He has implemented Know Your Customers (KYC), Anti Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Anti Money Laundering (AML) programmes for companies under regulatory scrutiny from the UK and US authorities.

Over the last 10 years, he advised on deals and transactions that are over $15 billion in aggregate value. His clients include leading players in the global oil and gas industry, mining sector, financial services industry, telecoms, aviation, maritime, private equity, fintech firms, international NGOs, agribusiness and companies in the global FMCGs sector. Also, he has advised several national security advisors to Heads of Government in Africa, heads of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and heads of law enforcement agencies in many countries in Africa on predicate offences that are connected to money laundering and terrorist financing.

Fidelis holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan, a Certificate in Russia Studies from the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow and a MA in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Westminster.

Tarica Mpinga International Finance

Tarica has 15 years of experience in originating, structuring, executing and financing across a wide range of transactions including debt structuring, IPO’s, secondary placing, public and private M&A, buy and sell side mandates as well as strategic investments.

He spent 20 years as an investment and corporate banker with Bank of Montreal (BMO Capital) and at Canaccord Genuity, two major financial institutions in Toronto and London. Tarica has successfully originated negotiated and executed transactions of over US$15 billion. The footprint of his transactions span from West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal and Congo B), to Central and Southern Africa (DRC, Zambia, South Africa and Botswana), Latin America (Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala) and Eastern Europe (Kazakhstan and Russia).

Notable Transactions
  • Originated, structured and advised on a $1 billion oil and gas transaction with dual listing on the NYSE and JSE. Portfolio of assets located in West Africa and East Africa. (2013) (transaction includes (debt facility of 350 Million-Oil Prepayment).
  • Originated and advised on acquisition of downstream assets in Sub Saharan Africa for a value of up to US$2billion (2016). Structuring acquisition financing and debt origination.
  • Originated, advised and financed Shoreline Power on its partnership with Heritage Oil and the $850 Million acquisition of Shell Nigeria’s OML 30. Canaccord underwrote the $300M equity financing for the acquisition (2012). Debt facility of US 500M. Heritage interest in OML 30 was subsequently sold to Qatari interest for USD 1.3 billion.
  • Advised on mining acquisitions in Gold and base metals in Zimbabwe and Botswana (2015) USD $250 Million equity and debt financing.
  • Originated, IPO (on LSE-AIM) and finance Bellzone Mining, the first ever mining company on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) with a single asset in Guinea/Conakry.
  • In 2017, Tarica founded with partners Righini Limited, an advisory and private equity fund focused on infrastructure and natural resources in Sub Saharan Africa. The business has an investments portfolio of USD 20 million including a producing silica mine in South Africa and an Offshore oil Service company in Nigeria (FPSO).
  • Tarica hold a MS in Management from University of Sherbrroke and a Bsc Economics (Ecole des Hautes etudes Commerciiales) HEC, University of Montreal
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