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ADESUA DOZIE – APPOINTED VICE-CHAIRMAN OF EXXONMOBIL’S BOARD

ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) have appointed Adesua Dozie as the Vice-Chairman of the Boards of the Companies. The appointment which becomes effective today June 12, the company said in a release.

Lawyer, technocrat and the immediate past Executive Director/General Counsel, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), both affiliates of ExxonMobil, Adesua Dozie has been appointed the board’s Vice-Chairman. This makes her the first woman to attain that position. Her latest appointment is a continuation of her impressive career trajectory which has seen her work with some of the biggest names globally.

She was admitted to the New York Bar and qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria. Dozie has advised on various large-scale transactions across the African continent, drawing on a deep knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework, in turn facilitating regional growth, and strengthening corporate governance and compliance cultures across diverse business communities.

 

Prior to the appointment, she was the General Counsel of GE Africa. As General Counsel, Adesua advised on over transactions worth $10 billion across the continent, in turn facilitating regional growth, strengthening corporate governance and compliance cultures across diverse business communities, as well as serving as a guardian of the complex dynamics between purpose, profit and risk.

Prior to joining GE in 2013, Adesua worked in senior legal roles for Coca-Cola Company, where she also supported the growth of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation as Legal Adviser and Secretary to the Board. She previously served as Legal Counsel to Elf Petroleum Nigeria and was an Associate Counsel for Ajumogobia & Okeke. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School. Adesua is married to Uzoma Dozie, a former managing director of defunct Diamond Bank now founder of Sparkle Bank.

Dozie is a passionate advocate for empowering diverse talent and is committed to building and strengthening inclusive working environments.ExxonMobil upstream affiliates in Nigeria operate several joint venture concessions and deepwater production sharing contracts which currently focus on major secondary oil recovery projects, natural gas liquids and gas monetisation, and significant investment in national content development.

The ExxonMobil upstream affiliates operating in Nigeria are MPN, EEPNL, and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria (Offshore East) Limited. The companies have notable history, proven experience, and a strong record of contributions to Nigeria’s development Dozie is a senior Legal Advisor with over 20 years of experience as a leader for multinational companies across Africa in a diverse range of industries. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LL. B.) from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom, and a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Cornell Law School, New York.

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