Ainojie Alex
Irune

Chief Operating Officer

Alex Irune is the Chief Operating Officer, Oando Energy Resources (OER). Prior to assuming this role in 2018, he was the Chief Strategy & Corporate Services Officer at Oando PLC from 2016 – 2018. He also served as the Head of Corporate Communications from 2013 – 2016, where he oversaw all internal and external brand-building efforts across the company’s business entities.

Alex spearheaded the global communications strategy following Oando’s successful $1.5bn acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigeria’s upstream assets. Recently, he reenacted these efforts in the wake of a $210 million strategic partnership between Oando Downstream, Vitol and Helios InvestmentPartners to create OVH Energy; and a $115.8 million Midstream alliance between Oando Gas & Power and Helios.

Prior to his time at Oando PLC in 2011, Alex worked in the United Kingdom as an In-Vehicle Systems Designer with Nissan, Honda, and Jaguar Land Rover.

Alex graduated from the University of Nottingham with a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2002, and attained his PhD in Computer Science from thesame university in 2009.

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