Owoyemi: Blazing the trail in Nigeria’s Energy Sector

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Alaba Owoyemi is an accomplished and result-oriented senior leader with a proven ability to develop and strengthen team members to maximize company profitability and efficiency. He is now the Executive Director- Commercial, Business Development and Technology, Century Group.
Engr. Alaba Owoyemi is an epitome of the saying by Tony Robbins , an American actor that,

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed , and the more they find a way to succeed.”

A company founded in 2002, Century Group (CG) is a 100 percent indigenous conglomerate, allowing clients to benefit from enhanced local content participation without compromising service quality. It has the technical competence, financial backing, as well as domestic and international partnerships relevant to achieve rapid growth and to deliver on its vision of solving problems, enabling people and creating value. CG has grown to be the largest indigenous operator of Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessels (FPSO’s) and flow stations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
CG is committed to developing host communities holistically and believes employment creation is a sustainable solution to poverty alleviation.
As an accomplished technocrat, he has held several positions across the globe including field services, technical advisory, sales management, business and project development for large multinational organisations operating in the Power, Oil &Gas and extractive industrial sectors. He also has extensive experience in emerging market particularly African countries, business start-up and implementation. He also has a well-developed acumen in P&L management, complex business transactions, including statutory requirements, contract law and negotiations.
As the saying goes,

“ to whom much is given , much is expected “

Prior to his appointment, Owoyemi was the Managing Director, at Aggreko International Ltd – Lagos, Nigeria , a Scottish firm that specialises in providing temporal power solution and temperature control across the globe. He spear headed market penetration especially in the area of providing captive power for the manufacturing sector.
He was appointed to the Board of Aggreko Projects Ltd (a fully owned subsidiary of Aggreko International Company in April 2014), he was leading, driving and managing the overall P&L of the business in Nigeria, ensuring business development and operational growth before his resignation
While in Aggreko, Alaba was also responsible for driving growth, operation excellence for Aggreko Nigeria, and setting strategic direction to drive top and bottom line growth and increase customer satisfaction.
Before joining Aggreko, he held various leadership positions in Invensys Nigeria Ltd, now a part of Schneider Electric, where he worked in partnership with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers to design and supply advanced technologies that optimise their operational performance and profitability. From oil & Gas companies to power stations
After leaving Aggreko, He became Director, Gas to Power Africa, General Electric (GE) – Lagos, Nigeria in November 2016, a post he held till May 2017.
A registered member of Council Regulating Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is an accomplished and result-oriented leader with a proven ability to develop and strengthen teams. He has a well-developed acumen in financial & commercial management and business development. He is a graduate of Electrical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer with over 19 years of professional experience in the industry and allied fields.
Century Group (CG) is one of Nigeria’s foremost indigenous industrial groups operating in the energy and non-energy sectors through seven main subsidiaries. Its mission is to identify and solve problems; to enable people, and to create value.
CG carries out Operation and Maintenance of FPSOs,Logistics Base Support Services; EPCI of Oil and Gas Facilities; Mooring and Installation; Chartering and Management of Offshore Support Vessels; Procurement and Materials Supply services; Training and Manpower Development; Bunkering Services; Tank Farm Operations among others.


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