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Joshua Ukpaka

Joshua Ukpaka brings on board proven industry experience that cuts across all segments of oil and gas, involving upstream petroleum market exposure, midstream operations and downstream refining, supply & trading.

Previously, he has successfully delivered various engineering design projects with major energy players including BP, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger. In 2014, Joshua begun his commercial journey with Total Nigeria (Energies) in supply and strategy development roles. He then proceeded to shipping with Union Maritime, a UK-based ship owner and operator. His focus was on business optimization along with effective stakeholder management to generate revenue from shipping assets valued over $400 million.

Training with Vitol in energy commodities trading followed, enabling certification in Physical Oil Trading, Operations & Hedging. Further to this, Joshua then secured a senior role handling oil & gas analyses for DL Hudson, a global commodities trading house. Whilst there, he primarily supported traders and senior management with market insights through spotting trends, seasonality of patterns and forecasting.

Joshua is an alumnus of Loughborough University, UK where he achieved a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering. He also holds an M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, with an emphasis on latest oil production technologies and industry digitisation.

Emma has over three decades’ postgraduation experience in the construction industry, with vast experience in the area of civil works and community relations.

He worked with Manuel Tek Services Ltd as founder and CEO – a civil construction firm with a group of highly experienced engineers, involved in civil construction work across the Niger Delta region, mostly Delta and Rivers States, before moving into Taurus Oil & Gas Ltd. He has built over 20 branches for banks across the nation.

He is an HND graduate in Agricultural Engineering and Farm Mechanism and oversees all construction projects, maintenance of assets and community relations for Taurus Oil & Gas.

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