NLNG Appoints Ogunleye Deputy Managing Director


By Moses Ebosele,  

The Board of Directors,  Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has approved the appointment of Mr Olalekan Ogunleye as Deputy Managing Director of the company.

A statement issued on Wednesday by Mr Andy Odeh, General Manager, External Relations and Sustainable Development,  explained that Ogunleye takes over from Mr Sadeeq Mai-Bornu. 

Engr. Mai-Bornu, appointed by the NLNG Board in April 2016, will return to his parent company, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC), at the expiration of his tenure.

 Mr Ogunleye, who is concluding his tenure as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria Limited (GACN), will take over from Engr. Mai-Bornu on 14th April 2022. 


Part of the statement read: “During his tenure, Sadeeq contributed significantly to repositioning NLNG as a globally competitive LNG company and oversaw vital projects, including the Train 7 project, re-marketing of volumes for Trains 1-3, and the expansion of Company’s domestic LPG market initiative. He also oversaw the implementation of the ongoing Bodo-Bonny Road project, one of NLNG’s biggest CSR initiatives, and the NLNG Realigning to Win (RtW) project, an organizational improvement initiative that has positioned NLNG as a more effective company. 

“Mr Ogunleye, a lawyer, comes to NLNG with rich gas industry experience. At GACN, he oversees adequate gas supply to the domestic market and manages the interface between gas buyers and sellers. He was strategic to the Federal Government’s gas programmes, Decade of Gas and the Autogas initiatives. 

 “Before his appointment at GACN, Mr Ogunleye served as the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of N-Gas Limited (N-Gas), a joint venture company between 2018 and 2019; and Company Secretary and Legal Adviser at Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) Limited (2017-2019) and Nigerian Gas Company Limited (2014 – 2018), both subsidiaries of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). 

 NLNG is an incorporated Joint Venture owned by four Shareholders, namely, the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (49%), Shell Gas B.V.  (25.6%), TotalEnergies Gaz & Electricite Holdings (15%), and Eni International N.A. N. V. S.àr.l (10.4%).