Professor Omowumi Iledare
Professor Wumi Iledare (PWI) has over 35 years of technical, professional and academic experience in the global oil and gas industry. Currently serves as Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Chair in Oil and Gas Studies at the University of Cape Coast's Oil and Gas Institute, Ghana. An Emeritus Professor of Petroleum Economics at Louisiana State University, Energy Studies, USA and Director, SPE Africa Region, 2019-Present, PWI is Chirota and Emmanuel Egbogah Distinguished Professor and former Director of Emerald Energy Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2013-2019). An expert in international petroleum and fiscal systems economics and geopolitics and economics of oil and gas resources and supply, Iledare, who holds a B.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering with honors from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1979); an M.S. in Energy Resources from University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering (1985); and a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from West Virginia University (1990), served on the Nigeria National Assembly Technical Advisory Team on Petroleum Industry Reforms Bills (2016-2019). He is a distinguished fellow and the immediate Past President of Nigeria Association for Energy Economics (NAEE, 2015-2019); a Senior Fellow and the 2008 President of United States association for Energy Economics (USAEE); and the 2014 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). Iledare previously worked as petroleum/reservoir engineer for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria (1980-1983), and a reservoir/production engineer trainee with Mobil Producing Nigeria (1979-1980). He publishes, severally, on upstream oil and gas economics and policy in SPE OnePetro. He ranks among the top 500 SCOPUS authors in Nigeria, 2014-2019.