General Manager Commercial: Patrick Olinma
Patrick Olinma, Nigerian, holds a bachelor and a master of law degrees from the Universities of Benin and Lagos, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Grand Ecole ESCP, Paris, France.
He began his career as a legal counsel in Abudu, Akinyemi & Ogunde in 1990 and was managing counsel when he left the law firm to join French oil giant Total Nigeria in 1996 where, amongst other roles, he had oversight function of technical services contract and advised operations teams on host communities, conflict resolution, as well as relations with state and local government agencies.
He was also lead counsel in the negotiation of various production sharing contracts and joint venture oil and gas agreements, notable among them, the $1.2 billion unitisation & unit operating agreement for the Amenam/Kpono fields off-shore, Nigeria, and the $1.06 billion gas sellers' "direct agreement" with lenders to the Nigeria LNG Limited Trains 4 & 5 Project.
He was also Secretary, Total Nigeria Pension Fund with responsibility for legal aspects of pension fund management and regulatory reporting and compliance matters.
, who has a strong track record in closing complex deals, in 2005 led the 2.5 million tonnes/year LNG Sales & Purchase Agreement negotiations with Suez LNG for the Yemen LNG Project and was responsible for the 3.25 million tonnes/year LNG Sales & Purchase Agreements with BG Gas Marketing Limited
and Occidental Energy Marketing Inc.
for NLNG's Train 7 Plus project.
last posting before his
appointment in Nigeria LNG Limited
was as Deputy General Manager (NLNG Commercial) in Total Nigeria.
speaks regularly at international energy conferences around the world.