Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu (Member)
Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu is the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources in Nigeria, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). In this capacity, he leads and oversees the NNPC Group-the national oil corporation through which the Federal Government of Nigeria regulates and participates in the petroleum industry. He also oversees the petroleum ministry. Prior to both positions, Dr. Kachikwu was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa).
Dr. Kachikwu bagged a first class degree in Law and was best graduate and multiple awards winner from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Nigerian Law School. He thereafter obtained his Masters and Doctorate Degree in Law from Harvard Law School USA, with distinctions. He has worked as an Investment Attorney in USA, as General Counsel with Texaco Upstream and Downstream in Nigeria and is now Executive Vice Chairman of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and General Counsel for Exxon Mobil Nigeria affiliate Upstream and Downstream Companies in Nigeria.
He has forayed into business, working as Chairman and CEO of his own Companies in Downstream Petroleum, Law Practice and Consultancy and Publishing. He has lectured in Nigeria, at Harvard and various Institutions around the world as either a visiting lecturer or professor in Law. He has three published law books in Investment Law and Contracts and numerous articles in various Journals.