Kester Oyibo is a licensed Nigerian legal practitioner. He has over 7 years' experience in the delivery of legal services to individuals and corporate entities in the areas of dispute resolution and energy transactions. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Madonna University (Nigeria) and a Master of Laws from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee (UK) with specialisation in International Energy Law and Policy. He is a member of several professional international organisations including the Energy Institute, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.
Kester currently holds the position of 'Senior Associate' in Compos Mentis, a boutique law firm in Nigeria. The firm has a proven record of providing cutting-edge legal services in both domestic and cross-border related matters, to individuals, corporations, multinationals, and state-owned enterprises across the energy industry as well as financial institutions and government agencies. He is an energy enthusiast and engages in frequent research activities related to dispute resolution and the energy sector.
He is currently a volunteer for the UK Department of International Development (DFID) funded Extractive HUB project and participated in the Energy law legislative draft project of the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee. Kester is a Fellow of the United States' YALI RLC Emerging Leaders Programme, West Africa, and continues to make valid contributions to social justice and energy Policy discourses in Nigeria.