Taking the reins at Nigeria LNG Limited in 2012, Babs Jolayemi Omotowa came with a stellar track record.
Omotowa career in the oil and gas industry began at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in 1993 as a management trainee where he rose rapidly to Senior operations positions in Warri, before proceeding on international assignments with Shell in the United Kingdom, Holland and Norway, serving variously as Production Asset Manager, Shipping Manager and Business Improvement Manager. In Europe, he was renowned for his re-engineering and successful turnaround performances.
Omotowa returned to Nigeria in 2006 as General Manager Supply Chain for SNEPCo, the offshore arm of Shell operations in Nigeria and SPDC, and two years later, was subsequently appointed a Director of SPDC.
Omotowa distinguished himself with his work on contracting of goods and services across both Joint Venture and Production Sharing Contracts operations including the Engineering, Procurement and Construction agreements for the Gbaran Ubie gas project and Afam Power plant.
In 2010, Omotowa was appointed a Director of the West African Pipeline Company (WAPCO).
When work-related deaths at SPDC reached an alarming rate, 20 per year, it was to Babs the Shell management turned to for rescue.
Omotowa was also instrumental to the increased transparency and external verification of the company’s environmental performance.
Until his current appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria LNG Limited, Omotowa was Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment, Infrastructure and Logistics for Shell companies in Sub-Saharan Africa.