Total E & P recently announced that Nigerian Adewale Fayemi was taking over as new General Manager for its operations in Uganda.
Adewale replaces François Rafin and becomes the third Head of the French Major’s subsidiary. Rafin quit before completing a year under unclear circumstances. His departure was a major concern for the industry.
Mr. Adewale’s Profile
Mr Adewale Fayemi is a Senior Business Executive who has worked with Total for 22 years now. He has been appointed General Manager, Total E&P Uganda commencing 31st August 2015.
He will be responsible for preparing Total E&P Uganda’s operations in the Lake Albert basin during the transition from the exploration and appraisal phase to development phase.
Prior to his appointment in Uganda, Adewale Fayemi was the Managing Director of Total E&P Ivory Coast, from June 2014 to August 2015.
Before that, he worked with Total E&P Nigeria as the Executive General Manager, Deep Water Field Operations, from 2012 to 2014 and General Manager, Akpo Field Operations, from 2011 to 2012.
He has also served as Field Operations Manager in both Total E&P Netherlands (2009 to 2011) and Elf Petroleum Nigeria (2007 to 2009). Prior to this he held various positions in Elf Petroleum Nigeria, TotalFinaElf EP, Smith International Inc. and Mobil Producing Nigeria Ultd.
Adewale Fayemi is a graduate of the University of Lagos and holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering.
He has also attended various technical and management courses at E.N.S.P.M. (IFP) France, Cranfield School of Management United Kingdom, INSEAD France and Harvard Business School, USA.