- Head of Gas Business SEPLAT
Yetunde Taiwo is the General Manager, Gas for Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Plc, a role she assumed in October 2015 after previous positions with NNPC, BG Nigeria and Chevron Nigeria Limited. She studied Petroleum Engineering at Nigeria’s premier university, University of Ibadan, where she bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. After graduation, Yetunde worked briefly with Elf Nigeria Limited (now TOTAL) before launching her career with Chevron Nigeria Limited as a Petroleum Engineer, where she specialized in Production and Reservoir Management. That eventually led to a fifteen-year career spent with Chevron in various positions such as Reservoir Management Team Lead, Planning Advisor, Economics Manager and Project Manager. It was in this capacity that she moved onwards to join BG Nigeria as the first Country Economics Manager in 2007. Soon afterwards, her expanding expertise allowed her movement into Government and independent oil companies in Nigeria.
As General Manager in charge of Seplat’s gas business, Yetunde leads a team to evaluate all gas projects and provides commercial and investment advice to the company executives. She also manages the long range strategic objectives for the gas business, which includes a start-up gas processing company to be on stream in 2019.
When Yetunde is not preoccupied by work, she enjoys writing as it’s her dream to have her writings published someday. Together with a few of her friends, she manages a non-profit association, ‘Education for Life’ that mentors children between the ages of 10 – 15 and provides educational assistance to indigent female children within her immediate community. Married with two children, Yetunde is an ardent theatre lover and delights in watching plays and cultural shows.