TOTAL appoints Afolabi ED, HR&CA FeaturedWritten by LEDUM PRINCE
The TOTAL Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Abiodun AFOLABI its new Executive Director, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs. Afolabi is succeeding Mrs. Edith OFILI-OKONKWO, who has retired. With his new desk, Afolabi joins the Board of Directors of Total E&P Nigeria Limited (“TEPNG”) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (“TUPNI”), respectively.
Both elevations took effect from Wednesday, 21 September, 2016, pursuant to Resolutions of the Board of Directors of each of the Companies, dated 8 July, 2016.
Mr. Afolabi, described by TOTAL as “an experienced administrator” was, until this new appointment, the Vice President, General Affairs, in Total E&P, Africa Division, a position he held for three years.
According to a statement by the Media & Public Affairs Department of TOTAL made available to The Neighbourhood, it was stated that Mr. Afolabi holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Geology from Tulane University, New Orleans and a dual Master’s Degree in Energy Management from the University of Pennsylvania, USA and the French Petroleum Institute (IFP), France. Prior to joining the TOTAL Group, he had worked as a Technical Analyst with The Environmental Consultant, New Orleans, Louisiana and as an Offshore Well Site Engineer at Continental Laboratories, Houston, Texas.
He began his career in TOTAL, Nigeria in 1992 as an Economist. Since then, he has held several key technical and managerial positions within the TOTAL Group, some of which include auditor, Elf Petroland (now Total E&P Netherland), The Hague; Financial Adviser, Total E&P France, and Project Director, New Ventures & Assets Management Division, Total Head Office, Paris. From Sept 2008 to July 2013, he held the post of General Manager, Business Development in Total E&P Nigeria.
As Executive Director, Human Resources & Corporate Affairs, Mr. Afolabi will oversee several entities, including Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility; Medical; Information Systems & Telecoms and Government Relations & Communication.
He is married with children.