Management & Advisory Board

Our experienced management team, and advisors have been involved in various oil & gas developments, asset management, acquisitions and divestments globally. Over the years, our team has developed in depth knowledge of the key factors that drive successful operations in Africa. The team have worked on pioneering projects such as the first barge mounted LPG project built in the US and redeployed in Africa, the gas and condensate discovery in a new basin offshore Lagos, and the developlement of various gas infrastructure projects in the US, South America and Africa.

Neoleum has assembled an international advisory board with a wealth of experience across the gas valuechain. The board aims to help drive the adoption of floating gas infrastructure and solutions in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Abubakar Atanu - Director

Abubakar is a highly accomplished professional with extensive expertise in the midstream sector and a subject matter expert in the field of pipeline and facilities integrity within the gas development industry. He started his career at Shell, and has worked for various midstream companies in the US which include Enbridge, and Anadarko. With a career spanning over 15 years, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership, technical proficiency, a deep understanding of gas infrastructure, pipeline, and exceptional operational expertise for driving performance improvements, and ensuring the successful execution of major gas projects.

Sani Hassan - Director

Sani Hassan is a seasoned professional in the oil and gas industry with a distinguished career at the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR). With over 30 years of experience, he has made significant contributions to the development and regulation of the petroleum sector. Sani Hassan joined the DPR early in his career and quickly rose through the ranks, demonstrating exceptional leadership and expertise in various roles. He held several key positions within the organization, including Deputy Director in charge of Basin Lease and Administration, where he played a pivotal role in formulating policies, implementing regulatory frameworks, and ensuring compliance of awarded Oil Mining Leases in accordance with industry standards.

Fred Jones - Advisory Board

Fred Jones was a founder and shareholder of Marc Rich + Co. AG, now Glencore plc, and a former Advisor to the President of OPEC. He was one of the early investors in US Shale gas, and together with his partners developed assets in the Barnett Shale starting in the mid-1990s. Throughout his 40 year career in the energy industry, he has led numerous ventures around the world. He is the founder of the Delfin FLNG project in the US.

Eric Williams - Advisory Board

Eric Williams is a former Minister for Energy in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago with over 35 years experience in the oil & gas industry in which he was instrumental in implementing local content policies, and driving the development of numerous pioneering gas initiatives. Mr. Williams started his energy career at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries as a geologist (where he would later return as Minister), and later at the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (PETROTRIN), where he was involved in various various gas initiatives.
In 2009, he returned to the private sector by serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Afren Nigeria, and successfully supported taking 2 projects to First Oil. He is currently the Principal Consultant of Royal Triangle Energy Solutions Limited advising Equatorial Guinea and Mozambique on LNG development.

Peter Francis - Advisory Board

Peter has over 35 years of experience working with major international oil companies. He spent 30 years with ExxonMobil in a number of executive, treasury and government related positions across the US, Europe, Russia and Africa. More recently, he worked for Royal Dutch Shell in Abuja and served as CEO of Oracle Energy, a Canadian TSX exploration and producing company focused on oil and gas activities in West Africa. Peter has extensive knowledge of working in developing and transition economies, building relationships with senior government officials and developing strategies to support new business entry. Peter is a member of the Board of Africare, the largest Africa/US Development Agency supporting health, education and food security in Sub-Sahara Africa.