Biography

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Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (born 18 December 1956) was the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Education

POST GRADUATE

1980 – 1982

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

Qualification: S.J.D. (Harvard)
Academic Performance: Set best Harvard record for time of completion of Doctoral Programme with a conclusion time of sixteen (16) months (September 1980 – December 1981).

1979 – 1980

Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts

Qualification: LL.M

Academic Performance: First in class in a class population that had 150 students drawn from 100 countries in the world.
Took six courses and submitted an LL.M Thesis. Graduated with a result of 5 A’s and 1 B+, excluding an A on the LL.M Thesis

NIGERIA LAW SCHOOL

1978 – 1979

Academic Performance: First in class and top student, graduating as the best graduand in a student population that boasted a collection of Law Graduates from Nigerian and Foreign Universities for the Mandatory Call to Bar Training.
Won 3 out of the available 7 Top Prizes for the 1979 Class

UNDERGRADUATE

1974 – 1978

University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Faculty: Law
Class of Result: Second Class Honors (Upper Division)
Academic Performance: Top 1% of Class Population and Graduated Best Student 1978
Positions Held: Editor-in-Chief of The Barrister – Nigerian Law Review, University of Nigeria, Nsukka’s Law Faculty Magazine

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

1968 – 1972

St. Pius xth grammar school Onicha –Ugbo Delta State
Academic Performance: Top 5% of Class Population
Positions Held: Dormitory Prefect, St. Pius House
Sacristan Master
Choir Master

PRIMARY/PREPARATORY

1962 – 1967

St. Peter’s primary school Ogwashi – Ukwu Delta State

Career

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR, (NNPC)                                               Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

2015 – 2016                                      

MINISTER OF STATE FOR PETROLEUM RESOURCES                         Federal Republic of Nigeria

2015 – 2019                   

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, NNPC                                                       Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

2015 – 2019

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, NIGERIAN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MONITORING BOARD (NCDMB)
2015 – 2019

NCDMB

ALTERNATE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, NIGERIAN NUCLEAR REGULATORY AUTHORITY (NNRA)
2015 – 2019

NNRA

MEMBER, NIGERIA’S ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT TEAM
2015 – 2019

Federal Republic of Nigeria

PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN PETROLEUM PRODUCERS ORGANIZATION (APPO)
2015 – 2016, 2018

APPO – The Organization is made up of twelve (12) Oil and Energy Ministers of Oil and Gas Producing Countries in Africa

PRESIDENT OF ORGANIZATION OF THE PETROLEUM EXPORTING COUNTRIES (OPEC)
2015 – 2016

OPEC- The Organization is made up of eighteen (18) Oil and Energy Ministers of Petroleum Producing Countries

PRESIDENT OF GAS EXPORTING COUNTRIES FORUM (GECF)
2015 – 2016

GECF – The Organization is made up of thirty-two (32) Oil and Energy Ministers of Gas Producing Countries in the World

GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR
2015 – 2016

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN & GENERAL COUNSEL
2012 – 2015

ExxonMobil Nigeria/Africa

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & GENERAL COUNSEL
2003 – 2012

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

GENERAL COUNSEL/SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
2001 – 2003

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited

CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
1992 – 2001

Petroleum & Gas Company Ltd
Intel & Data consultants Limited
True Tales Publications Limited (Publishers of Hints Magazine)
Beverly Cops & Security Company Ltd.

CHIEF COUNSEL AND HEAD OF LEGAL DEPARTMENT
1983 – 1992

Texaco Nigeria Limited
Texaco Overseas Nigeria Petroleum Company
Texaco Agro Industries Nigeria Limited

Honours and Awards

Academic Honours (1974 – 1979)

  • Nigerian Federal Government National award for Academic Distinction
  • Franklin Egolum Prize for best Graduating Student of International Law, University of Nigeria
  • Justice Shomolu Prize for best Graduating Student in Law of Civil Procedure, Nigerian Law School, Lagos
  • Justice A. Aguda Prize for best Graduating Student in Law of Evidence, Nigerian Law School, Lagos
  • Chief T.O. Elias Prize for Overall Best Student, Nigerian Law School

Global and Local

  • Times Heroes – Life Impact Award by Daily Times Newspaper (2017)
  • 2017 Minister of the Year Award by The Nigerian (2017)
  • 2017 Oil Industry Leadership Award by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (2017)
  • Distinguished Member of the 2017 OTC PETAN Panel Session by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (2017)
  • Recognition Award by St John the Baptist Catholic Chaplaincy (2017)
  • Plaque of Appreciation by CSR in Action Advocacy (2017)
  • Peace Builder/Excellence in Public Office and Role Model to Nigerian Youths Certificate Award by Peace Ambassador Agency (2017)
  • Oil and Gas Industry Leadership Award by Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Branch of PENGASSAN (2016)
  • Convocation/Founder’s Day Lecturer Award by Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State (2017)
  • Plaque of Compliment by the Nigerian Bar Association (2017)
  • Plaque of Recognition by the Petroleum Downstream Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2017)
  • Offert par le Ministre du Petrole, de I’Energie et du Developpement des Energies Renouvelables Assises by African Petroleum Producers Organization (2017)
  • Certificate of Congressional Recognition by the 18th Congressional District of Texas (2017)
  • Meritorious Award for Contribution to the Growth of NUPENG, DPR and Nigeria by the NUPENG DPR Branch (2017)
  • Certificate of Credibility by Coalition of APC Support Groups, Niger Delta Forum (2017)
  • Public Service Excellence Award by Business Day Media (2017)
  • Honorary Fellow (FNES HON) by the Nigerian Environmental Society (2016)
  • Certificate of Credence by Umu Aniocha Youth Frontier for Good Governance (2016)
  • Award of Advocate of Democracy by Youth Advocacy Nigeria Initiative (2016)
  • Nelson Mandela Pan-African Exemplary Leadership Honour conferred by the African Youth Global Network (2016)
  • Distinguished Leadership Award by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (2016)
  • Listed in Who is Who Africa
  • Director Institute of Petroleum Law, Afe Babalola University, Nigeria
  • Visiting Professor of Law to Several Universities including Harvard University Law School and the Nigeria Law School
  • Special Recognition by National Association of Energy Correspondents (2016)
  • NOPA Evergreen Icon Award (2012)
  • Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award (Ubulukwu Development Union) (2012)
  • Humanitarian and Service to Humanity Award JCC (2011)
  • The Exemplary Leadership Award PENGASSAN (2010)
  • Nigerian Role Model Award by NROMA (2010)
  • Alma Mater Alumni Award for Exemplary Support (University of Nigeria Nsukka) (2009)

Policies

MAJOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT POLICIES

Ibe Kachikwu authored and developed the under listed key policies in his capacity as the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources:

  • National Gas Policy – 2016 Approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria on June 28, 2017
  • National Petroleum Policy – 2016 Approved by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria on July 19, 2017
  • Largely adopted by the National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) in 2017 and passed by the Senate
  • National Petroleum Fiscal Policy – 2017 Awaiting approval by the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria
  • Petroleum Industry Governance Bill – 2016

MAJOR GLOBAL OIL AND GAS SECTOR IMPACT

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC):

Provided committee leadership for the development of the OPEC Pricing and Markets Modulation Agreement that was adopted by the OPEC Charter in December 2017 and renewed in June 2017 and January 2018. This is the OPEC / Non-OPEC Members Agreement that has ushered the current price stability in global crude oil pricing