Ikechukwu Okolo, a founding member of Aquitane Oil & Gas, possesses an eclectic mix of competencies that transverse the entire spectrum of business development, energy and financial services. His corporate experience consists of 7years with Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, where he worked in various capacities across various discipline areas.
Whilst at the bank, he spent 5 years in Warri, Delta state, where he was engaged in the bank’s energy department dealing directly with products marketing initiatives from the Warri refinery.
During this period he further boosted his proficiency in the petroleum trading segment of the market as he handled many large volume transactions with the pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) and also, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) an experience which properly schooled him on the inner workings of the system.
As a result of his high ethical standards, innate entrepreneurial spirit and insatiable appetite for success, he was able to proffer unique solutions to satisfy the funding requirements of a number of high profile customers who today number amongst Aquitane’smajor clients.
During his time in Warri, he endeared himself to the management of the Warri refinery and developed very cordial business relationships with the hierarchy of the NNPC and the PPMC, relationships which to this day provide invaluable direction and support in many of Aquitaine’s downstream operations.
Ikechukwu is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos. He regularly attends energy industry courses, seminars and conferences in London, Paris and the United States in a bid to hone his skills and develop new opportunities and contacts for the company’s future operations.