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The Board and shareholders of MRS Oil Nigeria Plc have resolved at the recently-held Annual General Meeting (AGM), to re-elect Chief Dr Amobi Daniel Nwokafor, and Andrew Oghenevo Gbodume as Directors.

Also, the oil and gas company elected Priscilla Thorpe-Monclus, Priscilla Ogwemoh, and Christopher Okorie as new Directors.

Awokafor’s profile: Amobi Daniel Nwokafor has been serving as a Non-Executive Director of the Company since April 27, 2017.

Nwokafor (FCA) is a seasoned professional accountant with over 31 years of work experience in the accounting profession.

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He holds a B.sc from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Masters in Banking & Finance from the Delta State University, Abraka.

Mrs Oil Nigeria Plc re-elects Gbodume, Nwokafor as Directors
Re-elected Chief Dr. Amobi Daniel Nwokafor

He is the managing partner of Amobi Nwokafor & Co and a member of the Institute of Directors; a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN); a fellow of Chartered of Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb).

Nwokafor has several years of work experience in private practice and has worked in a number of insurance firms. He rose to the position of Assistant General Manager and Head of Finance and Accounts in International standard insurers Limited before resigning to manage his auditing firm in 1998.

Nwokafor’s Appointment was effective from April 27, 2017.

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Gbodume’s profile: Andrew Oghenevo Gbodume has been serving as the Managing Director (Ag.) and Executive Director of the Company since January 1, 2016. He was the Executive Director (Finance & Administration) of the Company between May 12, 2011, and January 1, 2016.

Gbodume holds a Masters degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Association Member, Nigerian Institute of Management as well as Nigeria Institute of Taxation.


He is a financial and economic consultant with many years of experience.

Prior to joining MRS Oil, he had worked in various sectors namely finance, audit, insurance, and banking. He also had a stint with African International Bank (AIB) where he rose to the position of an Assistant General Manager, Financial Control and Management – a position he held for over 5 years.

Gbodume joined MRS Oil and Gas Co. Ltd as Assistant General Manager, Finance and Corporate Planning in 2007. A year after, the position was re-designated as Deputy General Manager. Also in 2008, he was elevated to the position of Director, Special Duties. As a result of his excellent performance, he was appointed Ag. Managing Director MRS Investment Co. Ltd in July 2010, before his assignment to MRS Oil Nigeria Plc. He was appointed Executive Director of Finance & Administration on May 12, 2011.

He is also a member of the Institute of Directors; a member of the Board Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee; a member of the Risk, Strategic and Finance Planning Committee, and a member of the Human Resources Committee of the Company.

Gbodume has been serving as Independent Director in Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. since June 2007. He is also working for Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation.

Monclus’ profile: Priscilla Thorpe-Monclus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Business from the University of Coventry, United Kingdom.


She has over 17 years working experience in the Oil and Gas sector and has held high-level positions in reputable organizations. At MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, he has held positions such as Executive Director, Operations at Energy Solutions Integrated Services, Senior Manager, Business Development at Oando Plc, Head of Marketing/ Customer Service Unit, Retail Manager, South West and Sales and Marketing Manager.

Ogwemoh’s profile: Priscilla Ogwemoh, who is currently the Managing Partner of the law firm, Kevin Martin Ogwemoh Legal, is a graduate of Law with a Master’s Degree in the same field.

She is a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Chartered Arbitrators of Nigeria, a CEDR-UK Accredited Mediator; a Member of the Panel of Neutrals, Lagos Multi-Door Court House (LMDC); a Member of the Panel of Neutral Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA); a Council Member, Nigerian Bar Association-Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL); the Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) Maritime Committee and until very recently, the Managing Partner of Olisa Agbakoba Legal.

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With over 26 years of experience in Legal Practice, Ogwemoh served on the Boards of a few Companies where she carried out multilevel tasks in branding, marketing, management, and professional services.

Okorie’s profile: Christopher Okorie is currently the Group Executive Director of MRS
Holdings Limited. Prior to joining MRS Holdings Limited, he was the Strategy
Manager/AAA Project Leader and Head of Office at Total Nigeria Plc. where he worked for
over 16 years in different capacities.

He holds an MBA in Marketing from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and has over 30
years of experience in the Oil and Gas downstream sector. He was appointed on the Board of MRS Oil Nigeria Plc on March 28, 2019.


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